Sensitive refurb planned for Forge Cottage
Womersley’s are pleased to advise on the sensitive refurbishment planned for the modified 17th century Forge Cottage at Chop Gate, with adjoining blacksmiths forge dated 1826. The main house is based on a cross passage, modified longhouse plan, with entry from the cross passage into the house to the right, behind an inglenook fireplace with an unconverted former byre to left of cross passage.
The forge date stone reads 1826 with initials W R and a carved horseshoe. Horse and ox shoes nailed to door, with the Skelton of a rabbits foot fixed to the door frame. The interior of the forge has a stone hearth and chimney and early working bellows.