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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1379610
English Heritage Legacy ID: 479001
Location: Sherborne, Dorset, Dorset, DT9
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
ST 6316 SHERBORNE YEOVIL ROAD
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
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