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The Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Ropley, Hampshire

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Latitude: 51.0831 / 51°4'59"N

Longitude: -1.0825 / 1°4'57"W

OS Eastings: 464359

OS Northings: 131930

OS Grid: SU643319

Mapcode National: GBR B8T.33F

Mapcode Global: FRA 86M8.238

Plus Code: 9C3W3WM8+6X

Entry Name: The Forge

Listing Date: 11 October 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1179655

English Heritage Legacy ID: 142373

Location: Ropley, East Hampshire, Hampshire, SO24

County: Hampshire

Civil Parish: Ropley

Built-Up Area: Ropley

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: Ropley St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Winchester

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House. C15, early C17, C18, and early C19. Red brick walls in Flemish bond
with blue headers, 1st floor band, cambered arches to the ground-floor, and
stepped plinth; a former doorway has been filled and 2 small windows have been
formed (C20) on either side of the entrance. Tile roof, ½-hipped to the rear
wing, catslide at rear, with a hipped slate roof over the narrow west wing.
A late-medieval 2-bay timber-framed hall, with a fireplace attached at one end
early C17) together with 1st floors and a staircase wing, with C18 extensions
(to west end and rear), and a forge at the east end (probably a timber-framed barn
at an earlier stage) with C19 industrial windows, and a narrow early C19 wing
at the west end. The north front : (refacing of the timber-frame) symmetrical
of 2 storeys, 3 windows. Leaded casements. C20 open timber-framed porch with
gabled tile roof, and boarded door. The single-storeyed east wing (former
forge) has 3 windows with narrow vertical panes, and a plain doorway. The
single-storeyed west wing has 2 plain doors and a casement. The rear elevation
has a gable with a tiled front to the staircase block. Interior: the exposed
framing, and other details,indicate the several phases of construction, which
includes a cellar beneath the western (C18) bay.

Listing NGR: SU6435831931

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