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The Old Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Pentyrch, Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.5116 / 51°30'41"N

Longitude: -3.3001 / 3°18'0"W

OS Eastings: 309877

OS Northings: 179992

OS Grid: ST098799

Mapcode National: GBR HS.HSR5

Mapcode Global: VH6F4.R87J

Plus Code: 9C3RGM6X+MX

Entry Name: The Old Forge

Listing Date: 31 January 2000

Last Amended: 31 January 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22824

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Set back from and lower than the main road, a little E of the hamlet.

County: Cardiff

Community: Pentyrch

Community: Pentyrch

Locality: Capel Llanilltern

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Probably early - mid C19. Unoccupied at the time of inspection.


Small forge. A low single storey building of painted stone rubble rendered to side and pebbledashed to rear, with dressed stone voussoirs to main doorway and brick voussoirs to other openings; Welsh slate roof with central stone stack. To left a basket-arched doorway with double boarded doors; to right a doorway flanked by boarded openings. Tethering ring in front wall. A chanelled stream runs past the gable end at right suggesting use of water-power. Side wall left with ground floor opening has painted sign The Old Forge.


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Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest as a small C19 forge little altered externally.

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