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Smithy at Garthgynan

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.0884 / 53°5'18"N

Longitude: -3.2813 / 3°16'52"W

OS Eastings: 314285

OS Northings: 355347

OS Grid: SJ142553

Mapcode National: GBR 6T.9FFJ

Mapcode Global: WH77H.KMPP

Entry Name: Smithy at Garthgynan

Listing Date: 19 May 2001

Last Amended: 19 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25212

Building Class: Agriculture and Subsistence

Location: At west side of the walled garden of Garthgynan farmhouse.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd

Community: Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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Probably an C18 workshop. The east gable wall is in brickwork, built off the brickwork of the walled garden. This was originally a single room workshop, but was divided into two by the insertion of a wall separating the smithy (to east) from a general workshop (at west). The smithy equipment is perhaps C19, the flue from the smith's hearth blocking the original ventilation hole in the east gable.


A blacksmith's workshop, the east wall incorporating brickwork of the adjacent walled garden and heightened in brickwork; the other walls in local limestone rubble masonry. Slate roof with tile ridge. Large circular original ventilator in the apex of the east gable; two small ventilation apertures in the west gable. The main door in the west gable is ledged and boarded.


Fully equipped C19 or early C20 smithy with bellows, hearth, anvil and workbenches.

Reasons for Listing

A fully surviving smithy, listed also for group value with Garthgynan farmhouse and with other listed buildings of the grounds and farmyard.

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