TOWN SURVEY UPDATE 2010

UPPER HIGH STREET WEST Building: No 3 Blacksmiths

Listing:

Grade II, LBS number 172201 (As Royal Oak Tap, before alterations)

History:

Originally a forge and presumably the only blacksmith in the early development of the town, though Knole House had its own. It was still a forge when Jane Edwards was recording her recollections. In the 19C it was the property of W Lambarde. Subsequently a public house, the Royal Oak Tap. Now privately owned and renamed Blacksmiths.

Current Use:

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Private

Description:

C18. Painted brick elevation with random stone plinth. 4-window façade. Hip tiled roof. 2 flat-leaded dormers. Ground floor with entrance, formerly with glazed double doors with sidelights and rectangular fanlight over, now bricked in and painted to match elevation. Two windows to left of door, one to right, with three panes in top half and two panes below.