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Latitude: 52.2592 / 52°15'33"N
Longitude: 1.1013 / 1°6'4"E
OS Eastings: 611750
OS Northings: 266868
OS Grid: TM117668
Mapcode National: GBR TK9.98G
Mapcode Global: VHL9T.1GKY
Entry Name: The Old Forge
Listing Date: 1 November 1977
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1032227
English Heritage Legacy ID: 281690
Location: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14
District: Mid Suffolk
Civil Parish: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford
Traditional County: Suffolk
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk
Church of England Parish: Wetheringsett All Saints
Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich
WETHERINGSETT-CUM-BROCKFORD BROCKFORD, MENDLESHAM
TM 16 NW ROAD
6/105 The Old Forge
House, latterly 3 cottages. Early C16. Timber framed and rendered, thatched
roof. 2 cells of high quality, the service end to north lost. 2 storeys and
attic. Underbuilt jetty to east, facing the Ipswich-Norwich road. 3 windows,
mid C20 3-light casements with horizontal glazing bars. 2 old plank doors,
mid C20 French windows to right. One eyebrow dormer. Main stack has rebuilt
axial shaft. A further stack of narrow red brick against north gable end.
Small mid C20 porch on south gable end. To rear (west), a 2-storey lean-to of
rendered clay lump under a slated roof. Interior. Hall and parlour have fine
ceilings: fully-moulded floorbeams with a complex series of rolls and hollows,
joists with 2 hollow mouldings and cut-back stops. The hall is now divided
into 2 rooms. Evidence for service doorways at north gable end. Intact heavy
studding with no visible bracing; close studding to east on upper floor;
evidence for many original windows: these probably had square mullions.
Ground floor studs to east pushed forward to underbuild jetty, perhaps in C17.
Truss over hall chamber has shallow braces and carries a plain crown-post with
2-way bracing to the collar purlin and cranked down braces to the tie beam.
Remainder of crown-post roof intact. Stack is a later addition, probably
preceded by a timber flue or smoke bay as the timbers in the narrow bay which
the stack occupies are smoke stained. C17 upper ceilings.
Listing NGR: TM1175066868
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