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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: 1102422



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

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Preston

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 08-Feb-1988

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 162877

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TL 1724 PRESTON CHURCH LANE (south side)

8/85 The Old Forge


House, forge and baker's shop, now a private house. Early C18, SW wing and formerly separate E wing a few years later, brick casing, E bay, and linking building early C19, the E bay heightened in later C19 and E wing cased in brick. Timber frame house and SW wing, sandy red brick casings and E bay, dark weatherboarding to N end of E wing. Red tile roofs. A 2-storeys, 4 windows long house facing N with single-storey long wing at E linked to house by a lower recessed building with one window. Main part has its 1st floor window at lower level and a large C20 mullioned bay window to ground floor. It shows signs of being heightened to be roofed uniform with the main range which has smaller windows in the middle with 2-lights, and 3-lights windows on each floor on each side. Flush Yorkshire sliding casement windows. Former central door now the 2-lights lower window. Originally a 2-bays framed structure with large E gable chimney and stair beside it to rear. Entry was into the heated room which has exposed axial beam and joists. The W bay has a crossbeam supporting the exposed joists and small internal gable chimney added later. Gabled single-bay 16 storeys SW rear wing has lower floor levels and was presumably a service room. E wing has unjowled posts and inclined queen-posts to roof trusses.

Listing NGR: TL1793024752

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National Grid Reference: TL 17930 24752


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