THE OLD FORGE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1102422
Date first listed:
08-Feb-1988
Statutory Address:
THE OLD FORGE, CHURCH LANE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE OLD FORGE, CHURCH LANE

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

County:
Hertfordshire
District:
North Hertfordshire (District Authority)
Parish:
Preston
National Grid Reference:
TL 17930 24752

Details

TL 1724 PRESTON CHURCH LANE (south side)

8/85 The Old Forge

II

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

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
162877
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 28 Apr 2006
Reference: IOE01/15530/26
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr A. Gude. Source Historic England Archive
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