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Manafon smithy

A Grade II Listed Building in Welshpool, Powys

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Latitude: 52.612 / 52°36'43"N

Longitude: -3.3136 / 3°18'49"W

OS Eastings: 311148

OS Northings: 302387

OS Grid: SJ111023

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.8GV1

Mapcode Global: WH79T.2LBY

Plus Code: 9C4RJM6P+QG

Entry Name: Manafon smithy

Listing Date: 4 February 1997

Last Amended: 4 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18230

Building Class: Industrial

Location: Located immediately E of The Smithy cottage, at the E end of Manafon village centre.

County: Powys

Town: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Community: Manafon

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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The building was erected in the mid C19 to accommodate the smithy, and set slightly away from the estate house.


Built partly of stone and partly of brick, with a slate roof. Singly storey, with a brick built stack at the W end. Two window openings, each with a pair of strap-hinged timber shutters, and a pair of double boarded doors, one being original and well covered in horseshoe nails.


Not seen. Said to preserve most of the original fittings, including the leather bellows, hearth and quenching tanks. Cobbled floor.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine example of a C19 village smithy in near its original condition.

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  • II The Smithy
    Located close to the road at the W end of the village, with the smithy immediately to the right, and two mid C20 hand operated Avery-Hardoll petrol pumps with illuminated globes to the left.
  • II Lych gate to the churchyard, Church of St Michael and All Angels.
    Located in the S corner of the churchyard and opening directly on to the main road. Immediately to the E is the granite war memorial.
  • II* Church of St Michael and All Angels
    The church stands centrally in the formerly oval churchyard, at the centre of the village. The churchyard, which was extended c.1926, has a lych-gate (q.v.) and a granite war memorial in the S corner
  • II The Grange, also known as The Old Rectory
    Set back from the road in a riverside position, directly off a small lane. The former coachhouse and stable lies to the E.
  • II Bron-y-rhiw Cottage
    Located above the S bank of the Afon Rhiw, at the end of the small lane leading S off the main Berriew to Llanfair Caereinion road, leading past the Old Rectory.
  • II Hen llys
    Located on rising ground about 200m N of the road, and accessed by a driveway through the former farm buildings.
  • II Dol-terfyn
    Set close to and parallel with the main Manafon to Berriew Road, immediately E of The Green.
  • II Mynachdy Sant Elias
    Located in the centre of the hamlet, in the E angle of the junction of the B4390 Tregynon to Berriew Road with the road to Llanfair Caereinion.

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