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West Oxfordshire (District Authority)
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SP 26034 24162


KINGHAM THE GREEN SP22SE (West side) 7/149 The Old Forge


Cottage. C14 or C15, remodelled C17 with later additions and alterations. Roughly coursed limestone and marlstone rubble; straw thatch roof, hipped to left. Left end is earliest part, formerly on different axis and gable-fronted; alignment altered and extended by 2 sections to right in C17. One storey and attic. Centre part has 2 eyebrow eaves dormers with C20 leaded casements; half-glazed door to right and small leaded casement with concrete lintel to left. Earliest part to left (straight joint) has C20 half-glazed door with small window to right. Right part has 3-light late C18 or early C19 leaded casement with wood lintel. Rendered ridge stack at junction between centre and right parts. Rear has 2 leaded casements to left, C19 casement to right of stack and narrow leaded casement to far right. Infilled opening below stack probably associated with former bread oven. Interior. Right ground-floor room has inglenook fireplace with chamfered wood lintel and arch to bread oven. 3 chamfered cross beams, centre with stepped ogee stops and block for wall posts below at each end, including one above lintel and chamfered wall-plate to right end. Chamfered cross beam in room to left of stack. Attic has principal rafters with single butt-purlin and thatching spars visible to right room. Truss of original building visible in roof space to left. Curved principal rafters resting on later tie beam (possibly a cruck truss, truncated when first floor and tie beam inserted) with slots for former collar, lower butt-purlin and upper trenched purlin. Thatching spars and thatch of a secondary roof visible but any evidence of original smoke blackening removed by recent cleaning and re-thatching. [2596]

Listing NGR: SP2603424162


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

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Date: 28 Nov 2001
Reference: IOE01/05312/30
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr David Sheppard. Source Historic England Archive
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