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Forge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Birstall, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.6739 / 52°40'25"N

Longitude: -1.1208 / 1°7'15"W

OS Eastings: 459542

OS Northings: 308824

OS Grid: SK595088

Mapcode National: GBR FK3.HC

Mapcode Global: WHDJB.R1GZ

Entry Name: Forge Cottage

Listing Date: 1 June 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1074511

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189503

Location: Birstall, Charnwood, Leicestershire, LE4

County: Leicestershire

District: Charnwood

Civil Parish: Birstall

Built-Up Area: Birstall

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

Church of England Parish: Birstall St James the Great

Church of England Diocese: Leicester

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Listing Text


SK 50 NE CHURCH HILL (South Side)

5/39 No. 1 (Forge Cottage)



Cottage, probably early C16. Timber framed, now with brick infill, thatched
roof. l½ storeys and 6 bays of large timbered panels, with sill on a high rubble
plinth. The central 3 bays have no middle rail, suggesting a possible former
open hall. Some arch braces. 2 bays to the right which are of less width and
1 to left have a middle rail. The doorway is in the 3rd bay from the right,
with a stack behind it. In each of the other bays, a 2-light casement window
with cambered brick head. In the right hand bay, the plinth is interrupted
suggesting a former doorway. 3 catslide dormers above. In the gable wall, the
framing is in square panels with arch braces, and in the gable itself, 2 inclined
struts above the tie beam, one each side of a small window.

Listing NGR: SK5954208824

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

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