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Crofts of Dipple, Former Smithy

A Category B Listed Building in Fochabers Lhanbryde, Moray

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Coordinates

Latitude: 57.6161 / 57°36'58"N

Longitude: -3.1335 / 3°8'0"W

OS Eastings: 332382

OS Northings: 859026

OS Grid: NJ323590

Mapcode National: GBR L8ML.H9G

Mapcode Global: WH6JH.VT1S

Entry Name: Crofts of Dipple, Former Smithy

Listing Date: 23 November 1993

Category: B

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 353814

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19471

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Speymouth

County: Moray

Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde

Parish: Speymouth

Traditional County: Morayshire

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Description

Mid 19th century with later additions. Single storey rectangular-

plan smithy with later timber sheds adjoining. Pink sandstone rubble with remnants of harling; slate lintel facings.

SE (ENTRANCE) ELEVATION: 5-bay. Doorways in bays to outer left and centre; boarded doors, that to centre split. Blocked windows in bays flanking centre doorway; wider window in bay to outer right.

NE AND SW ELEVATIONS: blank.

NW (REAR) ELEVATION: obscured by adjoining pitched roof and lean-to timber sheds; larger shed to outer left with boarded timber walls and corruglated asbestos roof; smaller lean-to shed adjoining to right. Remaining window fixed small-pane with timber panel below. Grey slate piended roof; stone ridge coping; 3 tall brick slates.

INTERIOR: 3 stone hearths; bellows remaining to hearth at SW wall; timber racks and peg-racks; timber workbenches, cupboards and shelves; earth floor.

Statement of Interest

Crofts of Dipple Smithy is an unusually large independent blacksmith's workshop. The interior is little altered and retains a number of original fixures and fittings.

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