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Smithy Circa 10 Yards South East of the Forge House

A Grade II Listed Building in Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.5384 / 54°32'18"N

Longitude: -2.5775 / 2°34'39"W

OS Eastings: 362730

OS Northings: 516059

OS Grid: NY627160

Mapcode National: GBR BHFY.SW

Mapcode Global: WH934.C6V3

Plus Code: 9C6VGCQC+9X

Entry Name: Smithy Circa 10 Yards South East of the Forge House

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1326729

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74053

Location: Crosby Ravensworth, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Crosby Ravensworth

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Crosby Ravensworth St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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25/37 Smithy c.10 yards
south-east of
The Forge house


Smithy, used for storage at time of survey (1985). Window lintel on east
elevation has 1844 date, with initials C.B. (Christopher Bownan) and tools of
the blacksmith's trade, carved in low relief; contemporary bas-relief above
shows blacksmith shoeing horse. Slobbered rubble with quoins. Graduated slate
roofs. Single storey, 2 bays, with small outbuildings adjoining to north. Main
entrance on east elevation. Fixed windows with glazing bars. Little remains of
forge internally although chimney to south gable, has been retained. Listed
primarily for the large number, and variety, of decoratively carved stones (some
with inscriptions and scenes of local life) embedded in the walls; these were
executed by Christopher Bownan, the village blacksmith, who was also a noted
local poet.

Listing NGR: NY6273016059

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