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The Old Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, Suffolk

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1032227

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281690

Location: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP14

County: Suffolk

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

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Listing Text

6/105 The Old Forge

-- II
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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