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The Old Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Widworthy, Devon

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333314

English Heritage Legacy ID: 88827

Location: Widworthy, East Devon, Devon, EX14

County: Devon

Civil Parish: Widworthy

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Widworthy St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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4/154 The Old Forge
16.7.87 II
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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