Forge House, 99 High Street

  • 2018. Forge House, 99 High Street
  • Press article 10 July 2005
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Listing details state 'House. Early C17 and C18. Limestone rubble and squared quoins with timber lintels; old plain-tile roof and brick stacks. 2 parallel ranges. 3 storeys. 2-window front is much altered and has 2 entrances and tall C20 casements at ground and first floors with a 3-light casement at second floor cutting the stone eaves cove. Lintels remain for 2 sets of paired openings on the lower floors. Rear range includes one unit of an early C17 house with remains of an ovolo-moulded stone-mullioned window and a stone lateral stack with 2 diagonal brick shafts. Interior: Timber-framed wall of early range; moulded-plank and panelled doors with L-hinges; parts of a stair with C18 turned balusters;
clasped-purlin roof on early range'.

Two Newspaper articles on Tessa Dahl, write up on the house and some photos, also article from Mail on Sunday October 2004 and Sunday Times 10 July 2005.

The house has a cellar at the front only, one of very few on this side of the High Street (Lynton House also has one).

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