The Forge

2 Sep 1999
The Forge, 1 And 2 The Green, Morchard Bishop, Mid Devon, Devon, EX17 6PD
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

MORCHARD BISHOP THE GREEN, Morchard Bishop SS 7607 - 7707 11/171 - Nos. 1 and 2 The Forge GV II

2 small houses, formerly 3 cottages. Probably late C18 - early C19 and C19 extension. Plastered cob on rubble footings; rubble stacks with plastered brick chimney shafts; corrugated asbestos roof (formerly thatch). Now two 2 room plan cottages facing south with the left hand cottage (No. 2) adjoining No. 3 Whites Cottages (q.v.) under a continuous roof. Both cottages have axial stacks. They were originally built as three 1-room cottages with C19 extension on right (east) end. 2-storeys. Overall irregular 4-window front. No. 2, to right has late C19 - early C20 casements and door left of centre with C20 gabled and slate-roofed porch.

No. 1 has circa 1980 casements with half dormers under gabled roofs to first floor and door right of centre with C20 gabled and slate-roofed porch. Roof hipped to right. Interiors: both cottages have plain carpentry detail. No 2 has most early features hidden by C19 plaster but chamfered and runout stopped beam in larger ground floor room. Fireplace is blocked. Roof is simply sets of purlins between cob crosswalls.

No. 1 has a plain chamfered elm crossbeam to larger left (western room) which also includes large stone rubble fireplace with chamfered oak lintel and 2 ovens. Roof not inspected.

Listing NGR: SS7685207753


This is part of the Series: IOE01/2255 IOE Records taken by Michael Woodhead; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Michael Woodhead. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Woodhead, Michael

Rights Holder: Woodhead, Michael


Plaster, Rubble, Thatch, Asbestos, Cob, Georgian House, Victorian Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling