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The Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Barton, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.269 / 52°16'8"N

Longitude: 0.7713 / 0°46'16"E

OS Eastings: 589189

OS Northings: 267049

OS Grid: TL891670

Mapcode National: GBR RG0.PSW

Mapcode Global: VHKD5.B72D

Entry Name: The Forge

Listing Date: 28 March 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031158

English Heritage Legacy ID: 284439

Location: Great Barton, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Great Barton

Built-Up Area: Great Barton

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Great Barton Holy Innocents

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


1/18 The Forge


House and smithy, now forming one long range. C17 and later. One-and-a-half
storeys to house; the smithy is the same height, but has no upper floor.
Timber-framed; the house faced in black knapped flint with white brick
dressings, the smithy weatherboarded; a small linking section between the 2
has roughcast in panels. Plaintiles to the main roof; slates to a single-
storey lean-to at the east end. pierced and fluted bargeboards. One internal
chimney-stack, and another added at the east end. The house has 2 3-light
casement windows with square leaded panes, pintle hinges, and arched heads to
frames and surrounds. 2 gabled dormers with similar 2-light leaded casement
windows. 6-panelled entrance door with raised fielded panels, the top 2
glazed, within an ornate C20 wrought-iron porch. The smithy has 2 typical
industrial windows, divided into high, narrow, vertical lights, on each side
of a half-glazed door. The linking section has 2 gabled dormers, matching
those to the house. There is little framing to be seen in the house, but the
smithy, which is still working, contains all its original fittings and has an
open side-purlin roof.

Listing NGR: TL8918967049

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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