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Old Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Barkway, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0015 / 52°0'5"N

Longitude: 0.0155 / 0°0'55"E

OS Eastings: 538455

OS Northings: 235595

OS Grid: TL384355

Mapcode National: GBR K8B.JQF

Mapcode Global: VHHL0.7Y2H

Plus Code: 9F422228+J6

Entry Name: Old Forge

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1295847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162479

Location: Barkway, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG8

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Barkway

Built-Up Area: Barkway

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Barkway

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 3835 (East side)

9/25 Nos. 53/55
27.5.68 (Old Forge)


House, at one time 2 dwellings and forge. Late C16 extended late C17.
Timber frame, part exposed, rendered. Tiled roof. 3 bay through passage
plan with 1 bay added to right. 2 storeys with a continuously jettied
front. Ground floor: entrance between 2 left bays, plank door in
original depressed 4 centred arched, ovolo moulded surround, flower buds
in spandrels, left bay has an original projecting ovolo moulded mullion
and transom oriel window, 8 lights with 1 light returns. To right of
entrance are a 2 light small pane casement with hood board, a 12 pane
horizontal sliding sash and a C19 8 light mullion and transom oriel
window to former forge to far right. Jetty with curved braces to main
bearers, bull nosed with joists. First floor exposed close studding,
four 24 pane flush frame horizontal sliding sashes, sprocket eaves.
Exposed plates and purlins to left end, small casements to right end.
Catslide roof over red brick faced lean-to outshut to rear right with a
rebuilt stack to rear right where original block meets early additions.
To rear of left or parlour bay is an original, large external stack with
tiled offsets, rendered rebuilt cap. Behind this a C19 weatherboarded,
slate roofed 1 storey outshut. To rear centre a 1 storey C20 lean-to, 2
light casements above. Interior: ground floor, parlour has some C17
panelling, original 3 light ovolo moulded window frames with diagonal
mullions flanking oriel, inglenook partly rebuilt. Stop chamfered
bearers and joists, jowled posts. First floor: above parlour more C17
panelling and a re-used C15 ovolo moulded bearer with foliate stops.
Curved passing tension braces, jowled posts. Curved windbraces to
clasped purlin roof. The house originally had gables to the front over
each of its 4 bays. (RCHM Typescript).

Listing NGR: TL3845535595

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