Forge, Rugby Road, Dunchurch

Description of this historic site

The site of a forge where wrought iron was made during the Post Medieval and Imperial periods. The forge buildings have now been converted in to houses, which are situated on Rugby Road, Dunchurch.

Notes about this historic site

1 A pair of cottages, formerly the Smithy. They are 17th-18th century, one storey and attic, brick, thatch roof. The west front has two upper wood casement windows cut up into the thatch, two 2 light windows, six panel door, two 3 light windows and a ledged door to the right on the ground floor.
2 This is reputed to be the Smithy and chestnut tree of Longfellow’s poem. The forge is no longer in use, but is inhabited and in good condition.

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