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The Old Smithy

A Grade II Listed Building in Sherborne, Dorset

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Latitude: 50.9496 / 50°56'58"N

Longitude: -2.5239 / 2°31'26"W

OS Eastings: 363293

OS Northings: 116820

OS Grid: ST632168

Mapcode National: GBR MT.NJCG

Mapcode Global: FRA 56LL.QJW

Entry Name: The Old Smithy

Listing Date: 12 November 1999

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1379610

English Heritage Legacy ID: 479001

Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9

County: Dorset

District: West Dorset

Civil Parish: Sherborne

Built-Up Area: Sherborne

Traditional County: Dorset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset

Church of England Parish: Sherborne with Castleton Abbey Church of St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text


689/5/10004 The Old Smithy


Blacksmith's shop. Circa mid C19 remodelling of an earlier building. Stone rubble with dressed stone quoins. Plain tile, pantile and fishscale slate roofs with gabled ends. Brick axial stacks. Ridge ventilator.
PLAN: Rectangular smithy open to the roof at centre, with gable-end stacks with hearth at either end, and front wall built out with large 5-light window range; 1-bay 2-storey range at either end.
EXTERIOR: The single storey centre breaks forward under a lean-to roof of fishscale slates and with a 5-light window range with overlapping panes. 1-bay 2-storey ranges to left and right with 2-light casements on first floor, 3-light window on ground floor to left and doorway to right.
INTERIOR: Hearths at either end. 3-bay queen-strut roof heavily smoke-blackened. Fully equipped with blacksmith's tools.
NOTE: This smithy is the premises of the King family, who is said to have practised here for 400 years.

Listing NGR: ST6329316820

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

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