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Old Forge Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Ashfield, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2743 / 52°16'27"N

Longitude: 0.94 / 0°56'23"E

OS Eastings: 600674

OS Northings: 268085

OS Grid: TM006680

Mapcode National: GBR SHK.JG8

Mapcode Global: VHKD8.73SC

Plus Code: 9F427WFQ+PX

Entry Name: Old Forge Cottage

Listing Date: 9 May 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1284682

English Heritage Legacy ID: 281154

Location: Great Ashfield, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP31

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Great Ashfield

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Great Ashfield All Saints

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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3/51 Old Forge Cottage

-- II

House, early C15 with alterations of C16 and C17. An open hall house with
complex alterations resulting in a plan of 4 cells by early/mid C16. One
storey and attics. Timber-framed and plastered. Thatched roof, hipped at
right hand end. An axial chimney, the shaft rebuilt in C19 red brick. C19
small-pane casements. A C19 boarded door at cross-entry position with C19
porch on slender posts and with trelliswork sides. Two C19 slated raking
dormers with casements. A second C19 entrance door to right of similar form.
Interior: A 2-bay open hall at the centre of the house. The open truss has an
uncambered tiebeam with chamfered archbraces and shafts beneath. Widely-
spaced studding with long arch windbraces and blocked diamond-mullioned
windows at front and rear. Altered coupled-rafter roof. A large mid/late C16
chimney in the upper bay and an inserted 1st floor which leaves the archbraces
of the medieval open truss rising through it. To right of the chimney is a 2-
cell range probably of early/mid C16 with good framing: studding with
prominent arch windbraces. The right hand cell has high quality unchamfered
1st floor joists; but the 1st floor in the left hand cell is clamped with
chamfered joists, and may be a later C16 insertion. The service cell to left
of the hall was rebuilt in early C17.

Listing NGR: TM0067468085

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