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Latitude: 50.8235 / 50°49'24"N
Longitude: -3.3439 / 3°20'37"W
OS Eastings: 305439
OS Northings: 103524
OS Grid: ST054035
Mapcode National: GBR LQ.XDP3
Mapcode Global: FRA 36WX.H47
Entry Name: The Old Forge
Listing Date: 24 October 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1098132
English Heritage Legacy ID: 86894
Location: Plymtree, East Devon, Devon, EX15
District: East Devon
Civil Parish: Plymtree
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Plymtree St John the Baptist
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
PLYMTREE NORMANS GREEN
ST 00 SE
3/138 The Old Forge
Cottage. Mid - late C17, enlarged in the late C19 - early C20, modernised with a
service extension circa 1980. Plastered cob on stone rubble footings; cob stack
topped with C19 and C20 brick; thatch roof.
Plan: L-plan cottage facing south-east. The main block contains a parlour to left
(south-west) with a rear lateral stack and entrance hall to right Behind the
entrance hall is a kitchen/living room with a gable-end stack. This kitchen/living
room is the historic core of the house. The front block was built in the late C19 -
early C20. The original house had a 2-room plan; the larger heated room remains as
the kitchen/living room but it seems that the unheated room was extended forward as
part of the late C19 - early C20 rebuild and converted to the entrance hall.
Cottage is 2 storeys with circa 1980 single storey service extension to rear which
now includes the present kitchen.
Exterior: irregular 2-window front of late C19 - early C20 casements with glazing
bars and flat eyebrows over the first floor windows. The front doorway is near the
right end; it contains a C20 door behind a contemporary thatch-roofed porch. The
roof is half-hipped each end. The rear block roof (the C17 section) is gable-ended
and unusually steeply pitched. One window in the rear block (first floor right on
the south-west side) has flat-faced mullions and may be original.
Interior: the C17 features are confined to the rear block. The room here has a
deeply chamfered crossbeam and a large plastered fireplace with a small chamfer to
the oak lintel. It includes a brick oven. The partition between the 2 original
rooms remains largely intact. It is a full height closed truss of large scantling
close-studded oak framing in which the sides of the posts are drilled with a series
of holes to accommodate individual lathes which provide a ladder backing for the cob
infil. The rear block has a single bay roof.
Listing NGR: ST0543903524
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