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Forge House

A Grade II Listed Building in Colebrooke, Devon

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Latitude: 50.7962 / 50°47'46"N

Longitude: -3.7435 / 3°44'36"W

OS Eastings: 277218

OS Northings: 101077

OS Grid: SS772010

Mapcode National: GBR L5.Z1G2

Mapcode Global: FRA 361Z.PDP

Entry Name: Forge House

Listing Date: 26 August 1965

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262037

English Heritage Legacy ID: 435819

Location: Colebrooke, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17

County: Devon

District: Mid Devon

Civil Parish: Colebrooke

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Colebrooke

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SS 70 SE
3/110 Forge House


House. Mid C17 with service extension of 1985. Main house is plastered cob on
rubble footings; cob stacks, 1 with c19 brick top, the other disused; thatch
roof. C19
2-room plan cottage facing north-west with central through passage containing C19
stairs. Stack in right (south-west) end party wall shared by adjoining Homeleigh
(south-west) and disused front lateral stack to left room. At left end is a store
recessed from front and to rear is 1985 service extension. 2 storeys. Front has
irregular fenestration with a single 4-light casement at right end on ground floor
and two 2-light casements on first floor at right end and right of centre. All at
C19 with glazing bars. Small blind recess under eaves left of centre. In centre
are 2 C19 doors. That to left possibly replacing former window. All ground floor
openings and the back of the fireplace have exposed C17 oak lintels, all chamfered
with scroll stops. The latter may imply that the stack inserted and blocked a
former window. Roof is hipped to left.
Interior: right room has a chamfered and scroll stopped crossbeam and rubble
fireplace lintel also has remains of similar finish. Fireplace also has Cl9 brick
lined oven to left. Left room has plain carpentry detail. Roof of A-frame trusses
with pegged lap-jointed collars. A feature difficult to explain is 2 doors through
back wall at first floor level.
Coleford is a remarkably unspoilt and picturesque hamlet.

Listing NGR: SS7721801077

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

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