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Lancaster Canal Old Blacksmiths Shop Approximately 30 Metres East of Basin Bridge

A Grade II Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0426 / 54°2'33"N

Longitude: -2.8027 / 2°48'9"W

OS Eastings: 347536

OS Northings: 461039

OS Grid: SD475610

Mapcode National: GBR 8PWP.1K

Mapcode Global: WH846.XNL6

Entry Name: Lancaster Canal Old Blacksmiths Shop Approximately 30 Metres East of Basin Bridge

Listing Date: 13 March 1995

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1194964

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383031

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Scotforth West

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/8/2 (East side (off))
Old Blacksmith's Shop, approximately
30 metres east of Basin Bridge


Blacksmith's shop and dwelling, now used as a store and
office. c1800, extended C19 and restored c1991. Built to
service traffic on the canal, for the Lancaster Canal Company.
Coursed sandstone rubble, slate roof, and chimneys on the
original gables. Rectangular plan parallel to the towpath,
comprising (to the west) a blacksmith's shop with a dwelling
house above it and a stable in an extension to the left, and
(to the east) a single-storey workshop or waggon house.
The western portion has 2 storeys and 3 x 3 bays. The west
gable wall has 3 windows on each floor with recent 36-pane
top-hung casements and a doorway in the right-hand corner. The
front to the towpath has a window to the left and a doorway to
the right on the ground floor and 2 windows with a central
doorway on the 1st floor, the door approached up a prominent
flight of stone steps, rectangular on plan and protected by
iron bar railings. The extension contains a wide blocked
doorway with concrete lintel: a new window opening was being
made at time of survey. The lower eastern portion has 3
windows and a waggon entrance.
INTERIOR: upper floor removed except for principal beams; 2
original fireplaces visible on first floor.

Listing NGR: SD4753661039

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