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Ford Forge (Ford)

Ford Forge, a rural industrial hamlet, built for Ford Estate, once consisted of a forge, a fulling mill, dye house, saw-mill etc ' with a water powered cornmill. The earliest building dates to about 1767 and it was then extended between 1830-40. The buildings were run by the Estate until 1778 when they were leased out. The forge stopped working around 1897, but spades were assembled there until the 1920s. It was then converted into a sawmill. Although some buildings were demolished in the 1960s, the remainder are in use. Ford Forge is a Grade II Listed Building protected by law.

Reference number:N1837
Historical period: Post Medieval (1540 to 1901)
Legal status:Listed Building

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ford


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