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Talrych Smithy and Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Latitude: 53.2742 / 53°16'27"N

Longitude: -3.5356 / 3°32'8"W

OS Eastings: 297699

OS Northings: 376348

OS Grid: SH976763

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZRL.C0

Mapcode Global: WH658.NYLS

Entry Name: Talrych Smithy and Forge

Listing Date: 4 October 1973

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 244

Building Class: Domestic

Location: The building stands in the NW angle of St Asaph Road and Gors Road, and close to the intersection with the A55.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Locality: Plas Kinmel

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Built in 1867 to the design of William Eden Nesfield for the Kinmel Estate as the estate blacksmith's accommodation and workshop.


Built of limestone with slate roofs with pierced red ridge tiles, and slate hanging in the main S gable. Red brick chimneys. The pair of cottages are of one storey and attics, the first floor oversailing on stone corbels and clad with pargetting, renewed 1966, when it was lined out and painted panels made, replacing the original impressed sunflowers. Casement windows with glazing bars. A lower roof extends E, terminating in a hipped dormer. At this end, a single range at right angles extends to the rear and contained the original smithy. Double openings at each end, now converted to windows. Stack part external at the W. To the rear, a hipped single storey service wing of 1 bay set at the centre of the main range.


Originally 4 pairs of bellows. One set has been relocated at Bersham, Nr Gresford.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a good example of the estate staff dwellings built for the Kinmel Estate.

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