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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.


List entry Number: 1031963



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

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

District Type: District Authority

Parish: St. Cross, South Elmham

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Apr-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 282304

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3/44 The Old Forge -

- II

House, formerly associated with the village forge and smithy, and at one time divided into cottages. Late C16. 1½ storeys. Timber-framed basically, but most of the outer framing has been replaced in stages during the C18 and C19 by red brick walling, some with blue headers, in part English, part Flemish, and part random bond. Clay pantiles. The internal chimney-stack hats a partly rendered plain red brick shaft. Tumbled brickwork to the gables. 2 flat- headed dormers; 3-light casement windows with transomes, and arched heads to frames and surrounds. One plank door and another with 4 flush panels. The core of the house has a 2-cell lobby entrance plan, in 4 bays including a chimney-bay. The 2-bay ground floor room to the north of the stack has an exposed ceiling with plain unchamfered heavy joists and a chamfered main beam with curved stops. The studs are widely-spaced but substantial. Roof with clasped side purlins. Further north, a bay added in the C18 has thin joists set on edge. Behind it, a small lean-to, added to the rear wall prior to the brick facing, covers a section of pargetting in panels with an ornate raised frieze at eaves level. At the south end of the house, a C19 extension with a large gable-end stack, which may have been a separate cottage. The 1½-storey height is most unusual for a post-medieval house in the South Elmhan parishes, and the fragment of pargetting is the most ornate to survive there.

Listing NGR: TM2987083921

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National Grid Reference: TM 29870 83921


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