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Latitude: 50.7935 / 50°47'36"N
Longitude: -3.1181 / 3°7'4"W
OS Eastings: 321293
OS Northings: 99920
OS Grid: SY212999
Mapcode National: GBR M0.Z9W3
Mapcode Global: FRA 46CZ.T8H
Plus Code: 9C2RQVVJ+9Q
Entry Name: The Old Forge
Listing Date: 16 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1333314
English Heritage Legacy ID: 88827
Location: Widworthy, East Devon, Devon, EX14
Civil Parish: Widworthy
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Widworthy St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SY 29 NW WIDWORTHY WILMINGTON
4/154 The Old Forge
House, formerly 2 cottages. C17 and C18, modernised circa 1970. Plastered local
stone and flint rubble, maybe with some cob; the plaster is lightly incised as
ashlar; stone rubble stacks with plastered brick chimneyshafts; thatch roof.
Plan: L-plan building. The main block faces north. It has a 2-room plan with
central through-passage and gable-end stacks. A secondary, probably early C18, 1-
room plan extension projects forward at right angles in front of the left (east)
room and overlaps the end a little; it is unheated. It seems that sometime,
probably in the C19, it was divided into 2 cottages with a partition dividing the
original partition into 2 narrow passages. In the C20 the left (east) room was
enlarged by knocking out the original passage partition that side. At the same time
the cottages were reunited. 2 storeys.
Exterior: the main front has a not quite symmetrical 2-window front of C20
casements without glazing bars, some of them aluminium framed. The roughly central
front doorway is a circa 1960 brick 2-centred arch containing a contemporary plank
door. The roof is gable-ended and the front block roof is hipped. At the back
there are a couple of C19 casements with round-headed lights and glazing bars.
Interior: is mostly the result of C20 modernisations and little early carpentry
detail is exposed. The left room of the main block has a chamfered and scroll-
stopped crossbeam and the front block has a chamfered axial beam with runout stops.
The fireplaces are blocked with C20 grates. The roof was not inspected and there is
no sign of trusses on the first floor.
Listing NGR: SY2129399920
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