THE OLD FORGE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1032227

Date first listed: 01-Nov-1977

Statutory Address: THE OLD FORGE, MENDLESHAM ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE OLD FORGE, MENDLESHAM ROAD

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

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk (District Authority)

Parish: Wetheringsett-cum-Brockford

National Grid Reference: TM 11750 66868

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Details

WETHERINGSETT-CUM-BROCKFORD BROCKFORD, MENDLESHAM TM 16 NW ROAD 6/105 The Old Forge 1.11.77

-- II House, latterly 3 cottages. Early C16. Timber framed and rendered, thatched roof. 2 cells of high quality, the service end to north lost. 2 storeys and attic. Underbuilt jetty to east, facing the Ipswich-Norwich road. 3 windows, mid C20 3-light casements with horizontal glazing bars. 2 old plank doors, mid C20 French windows to right. One eyebrow dormer. Main stack has rebuilt axial shaft. A further stack of narrow red brick against north gable end. Small mid C20 porch on south gable end. To rear (west), a 2-storey lean-to of rendered clay lump under a slated roof. Interior. Hall and parlour have fine ceilings: fully-moulded floorbeams with a complex series of rolls and hollows, joists with 2 hollow mouldings and cut-back stops. The hall is now divided into 2 rooms. Evidence for service doorways at north gable end. Intact heavy studding with no visible bracing; close studding to east on upper floor; evidence for many original windows: these probably had square mullions. Ground floor studs to east pushed forward to underbuild jetty, perhaps in C17. Truss over hall chamber has shallow braces and carries a plain crown-post with 2-way bracing to the collar purlin and cranked down braces to the tie beam. Remainder of crown-post roof intact. Stack is a later addition, probably preceded by a timber flue or smoke bay as the timbers in the narrow bay which the stack occupies are smoke stained. C17 upper ceilings.

Listing NGR: TM1175066868

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 281690

Legacy System: LBS

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