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Forge and Attached Office Immediately East of No.166 (Not Included)

A Grade II Listed Building in Newmarket, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.2426 / 52°14'33"N

Longitude: 0.4019 / 0°24'6"E

OS Eastings: 564090

OS Northings: 263205

OS Grid: TL640632

Mapcode National: GBR N9Y.6G5

Mapcode Global: VHJGH.XWBQ

Plus Code: 9F426CV2+2Q

Entry Name: Forge and Attached Office Immediately East of No.166 (Not Included)

Listing Date: 30 October 2006

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1392765

English Heritage Legacy ID: 499777

Location: Newmarket, West Suffolk, Suffolk, CB8

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Newmarket

Built-Up Area: Newmarket

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Newmarket St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


177/7/10027 (Northeast side)
30-OCT-06 Forge and attached office immediately
east of No.166 (not included)

Blacksmith's forge and attached office. Early/mid C19.
MATERIALS. Gault brick to front (facing No.166), the remainder painted or rendered red brick. Slate roof.
A single storey building set gable end onto High Street. A range of 9 large horizontal sliding sash windows, each sash of 3x6 panes, plus a matching fixed sash at the High Street end. The windows retain much original glass, including bull's eyes. Off-centre doorway with wide half-glazed entrance door in 2 leaves. Front corner of street gable end is cut away for c.1.5m. The gable end has a single window with plain C20 glazing above a stucco plinth. Tall, slightly tapering, qault brick stack in rear slope of roof. Office on left end has door and small-paned casements under segmental arches and is linked internally to the forge.
INTERIOR. Little altered, with a group of 4 free-standing hearths against the rear wall with arched recesses between and the superstructure above taking the flues to the stack. A small part of the workshop at the north end has been closed off with a boarded partition to form offices.
NOTE. A notable example of an intact C19 forge, the large size of which reflects the importance of blacksmiths to the equestrian industry in Newmarket.

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