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Latitude: 55.3239 / 55°19'25"N
Longitude: -5.6248 / 5°37'29"W
OS Eastings: 170141
OS Northings: 609297
OS Grid: NR701092
Mapcode National: IRL Y4.1SVK
Mapcode Global: GBR DGHM.VQT
Plus Code: 9C7P89FG+G3
Entry Name: Machrimore Smithy, Kintyre
Listing Name: Machrimore Smiddy
Listing Date: 29 June 1990
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 352380
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18340
Building Class: Cultural
County: Argyll and Bute
Electoral Ward: South Kintyre
Traditional County: Argyllshire
Unaltered mid 19th century estate-built smithy. Single-storey, 4 bays (3+1) containing forge and, to E, shoeing shop. Boarded 2-leaf door flanked by stone-mullioned bipartites; wider sliding door to shoeing shop at right is also boarded. Windows part shuttered, part glazed (upper part of each 4-pane). Rubble-built with ashlar dressing and raised margins. Slate roof with bracketted eaves and roof-lights; pair brick stacks and louvred axial roof ventilator. Disused since 1960s, but interior intact (1990), including most of extensive range of original machinery and tools: forge and bellows on W gable; hand-powered
beam-drill at bench fixed to SW window; gearing in attic-storey. The horse-frame in shoeing shop is an unusual survival. Corrugated iron-roofed lean-to on W gable.
NSAS, 1845 notes the scarcity of tiled roofs in the area, thatch prevailing for most building types in 1843. B Group with Smithy House.