History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Old Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Cross, South Elmham, Suffolk

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.405 / 52°24'17"N

Longitude: 1.378 / 1°22'40"E

OS Eastings: 629870

OS Northings: 283921

OS Grid: TM298839

Mapcode National: GBR WLL.76M

Mapcode Global: VHL95.TTV6

Plus Code: 9F43C93H+X5

Entry Name: The Old Forge

Listing Date: 27 April 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031963

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282304

Location: St. Cross, South Elmham, East Suffolk, Suffolk, IP20

County: Suffolk

District: East Suffolk

Civil Parish: St. Cross, South Elmham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: South Elmham St Cross St Cross

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

Tagged with: Smithy

Find accommodation in
Saint Cross


TM 28 SE

3/44 The Old Forge

- II

House, formerly associated with the village forge and smithy, and at one time
divided into cottages. Late C16. 1½ storeys. Timber-framed basically, but
most of the outer framing has been replaced in stages during the C18 and C19
by red brick walling, some with blue headers, in part English, part Flemish,
and part random bond. Clay pantiles. The internal chimney-stack hats a partly
rendered plain red brick shaft. Tumbled brickwork to the gables. 2 flat-
headed dormers; 3-light casement windows with transomes, and arched heads to
frames and surrounds. One plank door and another with 4 flush panels. The
core of the house has a 2-cell lobby entrance plan, in 4 bays including a
chimney-bay. The 2-bay ground floor room to the north of the stack has an
exposed ceiling with plain unchamfered heavy joists and a chamfered main beam
with curved stops. The studs are widely-spaced but substantial. Roof with
clasped side purlins. Further north, a bay added in the C18 has thin joists
set on edge. Behind it, a small lean-to, added to the rear wall prior to the
brick facing, covers a section of pargetting in panels with an ornate raised
frieze at eaves level. At the south end of the house, a C19 extension with a
large gable-end stack, which may have been a separate cottage. The 1½-storey
height is most unusual for a post-medieval house in the South Elmhan parishes,
and the fragment of pargetting is the most ornate to survive there.

Listing NGR: TM2987083921

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.