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FORGE HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: FORGE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1028047

Location

FORGE HOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: East Sussex

District: Wealden

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Wadhurst

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 31-Dec-1982

Date of most recent amendment: 21-Feb-1989

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 296838

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

In the entry for:-

TQ 63 SW WADHURST SPARROWS GREEN

15/410 Forge House (formerly nos 1 and 2 Forge House)

II

The description shall be amended to read:-

House, formerly a pair of cottages. Probably late C17 or early C18 remodelling of an earlier house, extended and converted in to a row of 3 cottages and a forge in C19. Timber-framed, brick faced on front with tile-hanging above, tile-hung left hand gable end, but timber-framing exposed at rear with rendered panels. Brick outshut. Plain tile roof with gabled ends. Brick gable end stacks. Plan: The existing house has a 2-room plan each room heated from gable end stacks, a doorway to right of centre directly into the right hand room, a straight staircase on the left side of the central partition and an outshut behind the left hand room with doorway. There is a doorway in the left hand end into a rear axial passage which was taken out of the left hand room. 3 wall posts, probably of the earlier, pre late Cl7 or early C18 structure have recently been discovered in the rear wall. They rise to about 1 metre above first floor level and have been extended apparently when the house was raised to a full 2 storeys in circa late Cl7 or early C18. The timber frame structure also incorporates reused timber presumably from this earlier house. The outshut at the back is a circa C19 addition, probably added when the house was converted into a pair of cottages. The adjoining range to the right (not included in the listing) was a third cottage and forge which were probably also added in C19. Later in the C19 or early C20 a wing was built - onto the front of the right hand cottage. Recently the 2 left-hand cottages have reverted back into one house, 'The Forge' and the right hand cottage with its front wing and former forge is now a separate property. Exterior: 2 storeys and attic. Asym- metrical 4-window range. C19 2 and 3-light iron frame casements with small panes. Small later facsimile 1-light casement on first floor. Doorway to right of centre has C20 plank door. At the rear a brick outshut on right and exposed timber-framing on left with rendered panels. Interior: The right hand room has a chamfered axial beam with cyma stops unchamfered joists and a large brick fireplace with a large timber lintel its chamfer carved on it later. The left hand room has C20 chamfered ceiling beam. The first-floor chambers have chamfered axial beams, the right hand with hollow step stops, the left hand unstopped. Roof: Circa late Cl7 or early C18 common rafter roof incorpora- ting earlier timbers including screen headbeams used as purlins and a wall plate used as a principal.

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WADHURST SPARROW'S GREEN 1. 5208 Forge House (Nos 1 and 2) TQ 63 SW 15/410 II 2. C18. Two storeys. Four windows. Ground floor red brick, above tile-hung. Tiled roof. Casement windows.

Listing NGR: TQ6358132318

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National Grid Reference: TQ6358132318

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