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The Old Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9088 / 51°54'31"N

Longitude: -0.287 / 0°17'13"W

OS Eastings: 517930

OS Northings: 224752

OS Grid: TL179247

Mapcode National: GBR H6G.686

Mapcode Global: VHGNY.Z931

Plus Code: 9C3XWP57+G5

Entry Name: The Old Forge

Listing Date: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102422

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162877

Location: Preston, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Preston

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

Tagged with: Smithy

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Great Offley


(south side)

8/85 The Old Forge


House, forge and baker's shop, now a private house. Early C18, SW wing
and formerly separate E wing a few years later, brick casing, E bay, and
linking building early C19, the E bay heightened in later C19 and E wing
cased in brick. Timber frame house and SW wing, sandy red brick casings
and E bay, dark weatherboarding to N end of E wing. Red tile roofs. A
2-storeys, 4 windows long house facing N with single-storey long wing at
E linked to house by a lower recessed building with one window. Main
part has its 1st floor window at lower level and a large C20 mullioned
bay window to ground floor. It shows signs of being heightened to be
roofed uniform with the main range which has smaller windows in the
middle with 2-lights, and 3-lights windows on each floor on each side.
Flush Yorkshire sliding casement windows. Former central door now the
2-lights lower window. Originally a 2-bays framed structure with large E
gable chimney and stair beside it to rear. Entry was into the heated
room which has exposed axial beam and joists. The W bay has a crossbeam
supporting the exposed joists and small internal gable chimney added
later. Gabled single-bay 16 storeys SW rear wing has lower floor levels
and was presumably a service room. E wing has unjowled posts and
inclined queen-posts to roof trusses.

Listing NGR: TL1793024752

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