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Monknash Forge

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd), Vale of Glamorgan

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Latitude: 51.4258 / 51°25'32"N

Longitude: -3.5564 / 3°33'22"W

OS Eastings: 291889

OS Northings: 170794

OS Grid: SS918707

Mapcode National: GBR HF.PG4J

Mapcode Global: VH5HY.9FRB

Plus Code: 9C3RCCGV+8F

Entry Name: Monknash Forge

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 19 January 2005

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13315

Building Class: Industrial

Location: On the south side of the road junction at Broughton.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: St. Donats (Sain Dunwyd)

Community: St. Donats

Locality: Monknash

Traditional County: Glamorgan

Tagged with: Smithy

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Probably dates from the early to mid C19. Externally unaltered apart from the re-roofing.


Local lias limestone rubble walls with dressed stone quoins and voussoirs, stone flanking stacks, asbestos sheeting roof. Single storey, rectangular block with small outshut on rear. Main south-east elevation with shuttered window opening to left hand with large horse doorway to right of it. This has an almost flat arch voussoir head and plank doors. In north-east gable wall a boarded window with wood lintel, and a blocked slit opening in middle near ground level are reported but these are now ivy covered as is the south east gable. The rear elevation has a small boarded window in the centre.


Interior not inspected at resurvey.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a complete surviving C19 village forge.

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