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Latitude: 52.2564 / 52°15'22"N
Longitude: 1.0204 / 1°1'13"E
OS Eastings: 606244
OS Northings: 266321
OS Grid: TM062663
Mapcode National: GBR TK6.DTX
Mapcode Global: VHKD9.MKT3
Entry Name: The Forge
Listing Date: 15 March 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1352274
English Heritage Legacy ID: 280497
Location: Bacton, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Bacton
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Bacton St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
BACTON FORD'S GREEN
TM 06 NE
2/15 The Forge
Cottage, C17 with possible medieval core. One storey and attics. 2-cell plan.
Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roof with axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt
in C20 red brick. A gabled thatched dormer, possibly of C17 origin, with C19 case-
ment. C19 and C20 small-pane casements. Thatched lean-to porch with C20 framed
and boarded entrance door. The house has a complete C17 timber-framed chimney,
a rare and important survival in Suffolk. Posts at the corners rise from the floor
level, and in the right hand room is an open fireplace whose lintel is tenoned into
the posts. Widely-spaced studs are tenoned into the lintel, rising to cross-framing
at eaves level. The hood continues into the roof with a shaft of brick at the head.
This type of chimney, common in C16 and C17 Suffolk, normally only survives
fragmentally at most. Some posts and tie-beams and other members are of medieval
origin, and some smoke-blackened rafters may be insitu. First floor inserted in
C18 or perhaps C19, together with reconstruction of roof structure.
Listing NGR: TM0624466321
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