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Latitude: 52.9569 / 52°57'24"N
Longitude: -3.0676 / 3°4'3"W
OS Eastings: 328376
OS Northings: 340475
OS Grid: SJ283404
Mapcode National: GBR 72.KRBW
Mapcode Global: WH785.VYD2
Plus Code: 9C4RXW4J+PX
Entry Name: Smithy at Whitehurst Gate and House attached
Listing Date: 4 January 1966
Last Amended: 29 July 1998
Source ID: 627
Building Class: Industrial
Location: The building stands on the NW angle of the road junction with the B5605 Newbridge Road
Community: Chirk (Y Waun)
Traditional County: Denbighshire
The building is reputed to be that of Mr Davies, a smith employed by Thomas Telford during his work on the Holyhead Road from 1819 onwards. The smithy has a keystone inscribed '1825 Davies' over the forge opening, probably reset.
Stone with slated roof and stone stacks. Two storeys, two abutting 'L'-shaped buildings with left gables to the main road, the more westerly having the door and dormer window over with cut bargeboards. Gable stacks. The easterly building is set lower, and its E arm contains the smithy. Modern stained timber windows to the wings. The smithy has an open front to the B5605, a segmental arch with keystone inscribed 1825 Davies, now glazed.
Included as a prominent building with associations with Telford and the realignment of the Holyhead Road, still retaining an appropriately robust rustic architectural character of the early C19 despite later alterations.
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