At the top of Forge Lane was Church Square. The back of Forge Lane slipped away: once it was quite flat a flat meadow with clay soil. Tobogganing took place there in the winter. Gardens are still slipping on the houses at the back of Forge Lane. A row of trees were planted to prevent further slippage.
There was a little forge attached to the “Old Forge House” The “Old Forge House” was a brick structure. Mr Plewis supplied the artificial frontage at Mr. Lacey’s request. There had been no half timber there.
Map drawn by Mr Plewis
Old High Halstow School
Opposite the Church stood Lych Cottage a half timbered building, allowed to fall to rack and ruin.