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Machrimore Smithy, Kintyre

A Category B Listed Building in Southend, Argyll and Bute

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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

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 352380

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB18340

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Southend

County: Argyll and Bute

Electoral Ward: South Kintyre

Parish: Southend

Traditional County: Argyllshire

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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.

Statement of Interest

NSAS, 1845 notes the scarcity of tiled roofs in the area, thatch prevailing for most building types in 1843. B Group with Smithy House.

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