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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 353814
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB19471
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Fochabers Lhanbryde
Traditional County: Morayshire
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.
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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