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Forge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Seal, Kent

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Latitude: 51.289 / 51°17'20"N

Longitude: 0.2207 / 0°13'14"E

OS Eastings: 554945

OS Northings: 156771

OS Grid: TQ549567

Mapcode National: GBR VT.L8Z

Mapcode Global: VHHPL.SV0Q

Plus Code: 9F3276QC+H7

Entry Name: Forge Cottage

Listing Date: 11 December 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1244254

English Heritage Legacy ID: 449173

Location: Seal, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Seal

Built-Up Area: Sevenoaks

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Seal St Peter and St Paul

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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The following building shall be added to the list:

(south side)
Forge Cottage


Cottage. C15, remodelled in early C17 and with later alterations. Timber-
framed with colour-washed brick and wattle and daub infill and with arch bracing
(original to building but reset in present position); tile-hung cladding to
sides; hipped plain old tile roof with gambrel to right; brick ridge stack and
C19 brick right end stack. C15 open-hall dwelling remodelled as 2-unit plan in
early C17. 2 storeys, with cellar; 2-window range. Mid C20 entry to cellar.
Mid C20 hipped brick porch. Mid C20 2-light windows and gabled half dormer.
Mid C20 brick outshut to rear. Interior: C15 smoke-blackened common-rafter roof
of 2 bays with jowled storey posts and deep arch bracing to C15 truss on right;
truncated half-bay to right of this truss. Ground floor has joists to ceiling
of small former service room on left and larger room to right with chamfered
beam, ogee-stopped chamfered wall beam to left and open fireplace with chamfered
bressummer and stone jambs; C18/19 winder staircase to rear of stack. Cellar
has dressed stone walls and late C18 brick barrel-vaulted roof.

Listing NGR: TQ5494556772

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