Forge Cottage, formerly Pillstyle Cottages
Jim Hobbs' smithy and Pillstyle Cottages in the early 1900s. Jim lived in the lean-to at Pillstyle.
The kitchen side of the central fireplace (which was an innovation when the house was build in the early 1600s)
Kitchen side of Fireplace, with bread oven inset into side wall.
“Trinity marks” on chimney breast in the hall – three triangulated parallel vertical lines burned into the massive oak beam; The invocation of the Trinity was believed to protect the house from evil spirits.
The initials 'RD' carved on mantel beam, probably standing for Richard Dance.
Epitome of title of sale to Freddie Standfield in 1960, when he bought the house for £4,150.
Notes on history of Forge Cottage, by Gaye Bartlett and David Hopkins