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The Old Smithy, including iron forecourt railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Overton, Wrexham

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Latitude: 52.9713 / 52°58'16"N

Longitude: -2.9357 / 2°56'8"W

OS Eastings: 337259

OS Northings: 341961

OS Grid: SJ372419

Mapcode National: GBR 78.JTMR

Mapcode Global: WH89C.WK7Z

Entry Name: The Old Smithy, including iron forecourt railings

Listing Date: 30 November 2006

Last Amended: 30 November 2006

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87509

Location: Near east end of S side of Wrexham Road.

County: Wrexham

Community: Overton (Owrtyn)

Community: Overton

Built-Up Area: Overton

Traditional County: Flintshire

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Row of cottages with Gothic details built around 1800 for the Bryn-y-Pys Estate. The right hand end formerly the village smithy. Overton’s famous double Grand National winner (1918 and 1919) Poethlyn, was bred by the Peels of Bryn-y-Pys, and shod at the smithy. Some first floor Gothic windows reinstated at The Old Smithy in 2003.

Reasons for Listing

Early C19 row of small cottages and former smithy with well-preserved character, part of an important group of buildings at the N end of Overton High Street. Group value with the similar listed Dispensary Row almost opposite.

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