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The Old Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Kingham, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9154 / 51°54'55"N

Longitude: -1.6229 / 1°37'22"W

OS Eastings: 426034

OS Northings: 224162

OS Grid: SP260241

Mapcode National: GBR 5RJ.Y89

Mapcode Global: VHBZD.T4D0

Plus Code: 9C3WW98G+5R

Entry Name: The Old Forge

Listing Date: 15 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1053302

English Heritage Legacy ID: 254046

ID on this website: 101053302

Location: Kingham, West Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Kingham

Built-Up Area: Kingham

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Kingham and Daylesford

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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SP22SE (West side)
7/149 The Old Forge


Cottage. C14 or C15, remodelled C17 with later additions and alterations.
Roughly coursed limestone and marlstone rubble; straw thatch roof, hipped to
left. Left end is earliest part, formerly on different axis and gable-fronted;
alignment altered and extended by 2 sections to right in C17. One storey and
attic. Centre part has 2 eyebrow eaves dormers with C20 leaded casements;
half-glazed door to right and small leaded casement with concrete lintel to
left. Earliest part to left (straight joint) has C20 half-glazed door with small
window to right. Right part has 3-light late C18 or early C19 leaded casement
with wood lintel. Rendered ridge stack at junction between centre and right
parts. Rear has 2 leaded casements to left, C19 casement to right of stack and
narrow leaded casement to far right. Infilled opening below stack probably
associated with former bread oven. Interior. Right ground-floor room has
inglenook fireplace with chamfered wood lintel and arch to bread oven. 3
chamfered cross beams, centre with stepped ogee stops and block for wall posts
below at each end, including one above lintel and chamfered wall-plate to right
end. Chamfered cross beam in room to left of stack. Attic has principal rafters
with single butt-purlin and thatching spars visible to right room. Truss of
original building visible in roof space to left. Curved principal rafters
resting on later tie beam (possibly a cruck truss, truncated when first floor
and tie beam inserted) with slots for former collar, lower butt-purlin and upper
trenched purlin. Thatching spars and thatch of a secondary roof visible but any
evidence of original smoke blackening removed by recent cleaning and

Listing NGR: SP2603424162

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