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The Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Langley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8857 / 51°53'8"N

Longitude: -0.2349 / 0°14'5"W

OS Eastings: 521579

OS Northings: 222268

OS Grid: TL215222

Mapcode National: GBR J81.MG0

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.WV5S

Entry Name: The Forge

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1176589

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162865

Location: Langley, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Langley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Ippolyts

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

(East side)

5/73 The Forge


House. Circa 1500 former open hall house, floor inserted c.1600 and N
bay heightened, stack rebuilt in brick in C18. Timber frame roughcast
with steep old red tile roofs. A 1½-storeys house facing W with N part
higher and with a large chimney bridging the change of height. The
middle is the hall originally open to the roof with cross-passage across
its N end, S bay presumably a parlour at the 'upper' end of the hall was
originally unheated, and the service rooms will have been on the site of
the N bay either heightened or rebuilt in C16 or early C17 as a new
parlour end. The inserted floor in the hall was probably accompanied by
a timber-framed fire-hood which was replaced by a brick chimney with
stair to rear (E) in C18. W front has plank door under gabled tiled hood
into lower part of house by chimney. 3-lights flush casement windows
with rectangular leaded lights. 3 to ground floor and 3 gabled dormers
at eaves. Interior exposed frame, close-spaced studs, axial floor beams,
jowled posts, heavy straight tension braces recessed at back of studs.
(RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL2157922268

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