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Latitude: 52.3301 / 52°19'48"N
Longitude: 1.0775 / 1°4'38"E
OS Eastings: 609789
OS Northings: 274682
OS Grid: TM097746
Mapcode National: GBR TJ9.WRW
Mapcode Global: VHL9D.MPGM
Entry Name: The Old Forge
Listing Date: 29 July 1955
Last Amended: 17 November 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1032809
English Heritage Legacy ID: 280315
Location: Mellis, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP23
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Mellis
Built-Up Area: Mellis
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Mellis St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
MELLIS THE COMMON (NORTH WEST
TM 07 SE SIDE)
3/27 The Old Forge (formerly
29.7.55 listed as The Forge,
House, latterly 2 dwellings. Early C16, floor and stack inserted and parlour
bay added mid C17, altered C19 and C20. Timber frame, plastered. Thatched
roof. Originally a small 2 bay open hall with storeyed service/solar bay,
parlour bay added to form a 3 cell cross passage plan. Now all 2 storeys.
Entrance in cross passage position with a boarded door. C20 gabled porch,
second entrance into parlour bay to left, scattered C19 and C20 casements,
ground floor hoodboards. Rebuilt axial ridge stack inserted in upper bay of
hall. Pantiled lean-to outshuts with attic casements above on gable ends. To
rear an entrance into former cross passage and into service end lean-to
outshut. 1 storey C19 pantiled outbuilding extends behind parlour with a
truncated external stack and a pantiled lean-to oven outshut to rear.
Interior: peg holes for screen at lower end of hall, 2 early doorways and a
panelled door from passage to service rooms, hall has an inserted stop
chamfered cross axial binding beam, diamond mullion mortices, cambered tie
beam, smoke blackened rafters, altered roof; parlour has reverse curved
bracing in walling, braced tie beam, cambered collars clasping purlins.
Listing NGR: TM0978974682
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