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Workshop Ranges Including Smithy Adjoining Thorne House to South

A Grade II Listed Building in North Molton, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0535 / 51°3'12"N

Longitude: -3.802 / 3°48'7"W

OS Eastings: 273799

OS Northings: 129787

OS Grid: SS737297

Mapcode National: GBR L2.FYFQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 26XB.JMB

Entry Name: Workshop Ranges Including Smithy Adjoining Thorne House to South

Listing Date: 24 November 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1214204

English Heritage Legacy ID: 398964

Location: North Molton, North Devon, Devon, EX36

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: North Molton

Built-Up Area: North Molton

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: North Molton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

NORTH MOLTON EAST STREET (south side),
SS 7229-7329
18/146 Workshop ranges including smithy
- adjoining Thorne House to south
GV II

Workshops including smithy. Probably mid C19, with mid C20 alterations. Uncoursed
stone rubble with some red-brick dressings. Gable-ended and hipped scantle-slate
roofs.
Plan: Asymmetrical U-plan. Long range adjoining at rear of left hand end of Thorne
House (q.v.), with 2 short ranges adjoining at right angles to south and west forming
U-plan. Smithy in short returning range. Long east range converted to domestic use
in the mid to late C20. Two storeys.
Exterior: Smithy has boarded loft door with segmental brick head and ground-floor 2-
leaf boarded door with segmental brick head. South range with small-pane loft window
to right and large ground-floor boarded door. Main (east) range refenestrated in the
mid to late C20, with C20 two-light wooden casements. Gabled loft dormer off-centre
to right.
Interior: Complete working blacksmith's shop in south-east range with painted brick
forge, working bellows in metal frame, with long handle, bench with tool rack, and
cobbled floor.
It is said that this was formerly a wheelwrights shop.

Listing NGR: SS7379929787

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

Description

NORTH MOLTON EAST STREET (south side),
SS 7229-7329
18/146 Workshop ranges including smithy
- adjoining Thorne House to south
GV II

Workshops including smithy. Probably mid C19, with mid C20 alterations. Uncoursed
stone rubble with some red-brick dressings. Gable-ended and hipped scantle-slate
roofs.
Plan: Asymmetrical U-plan. Long range adjoining at rear of left hand end of Thorne
House (q.v.), with 2 short ranges adjoining at right angles to south and west forming
U-plan. Smithy in short returning range. Long east range converted to domestic use
in the mid to late C20. Two storeys.
Exterior: Smithy has boarded loft door with segmental brick head and ground-floor 2-
leaf boarded door with segmental brick head. South range with small-pane loft window
to right and large ground-floor boarded door. Main (east) range refenestrated in the
mid to late C20, with C20 two-light wooden casements. Gabled loft dormer off-centre
to right.
Interior: Complete working blacksmith's shop in south-east range with painted brick
forge, working bellows in metal frame, with long handle, bench with tool rack, and
cobbled floor.
It is said that this was formerly a wheelwrights shop.

Listing NGR: SS7379929787

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