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Smithy Close to South End of Barn at Herd Farm

A Grade II Listed Building in Alwoodley, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8747 / 53°52'29"N

Longitude: -1.5291 / 1°31'44"W

OS Eastings: 431055

OS Northings: 442160

OS Grid: SE310421

Mapcode National: GBR KRRM.RR

Mapcode Global: WHC90.HV2Y

Plus Code: 9C5WVFFC+V8

Entry Name: Smithy Close to South End of Barn at Herd Farm

Listing Date: 11 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375397

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466293

Location: Alwoodley, Leeds, LS17

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Alwoodley

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Adel St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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714-1/3/648 (East side (off))
Smithy close to south end of barn at
Herd Farm


Smithy. Probably 1760 with later alterations. For Robert
Midgley, steward of the Cookridge Hall estate. Coursed squared
gritstone, stone slate roof. Single storey, 2 bays. Quoins.
Doorway right, square window centre, front wall rebuilt; stone
stack left end.
INTERIOR: the blacksmith's hearth is built against the S gable
and is intact, also anvil, shelving, tools.
A rare survival of an important part of a large farm, the
forge where tools and equipment were made and repaired, often
by an itinerant blacksmith. Part of a well-documented farm
group, see Herd Farmhouse (qv).

Listing NGR: SE3105542160

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