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Anwick, Smithy
Anwick, Smithy
Anwick, Smithy

Two slated conical-roofed Gothic buildings have a rectangular link.

One end houses the village smithy, the other living accommodation.

The building dates around 1800 with later alterations and was refurbished in 2003.

It now produces decorative iron work and has an on-site gallery.

Stewart Squires, 2004

Anwick, smithy, blacksmith,
Anwick, Smithy
Anwick, Smithy
Anwick, Smithy

This unusual composite building dates from c.1800 with later alterations.

Two slate roofed conical "pavilions” are linked by a rectangular block. The smithy was at one end.

June 2013

Anwick, smithy
Belton Village, Post Office & Smithy
Belton Village, Post Office & Smithy
Belton Village, Post Office & Smithy

"Estate cottage, now a house, post office and smithy. Cottage C17, remodelled 1838; smithy 1838. Both by Anthony Salvin"

"One of several estate buildings by Salvin for John, first Earl Brownlow, of Belton House"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1298453 

Georgian "GR" post box still in use.

DB 25 April 2018 

Belton Kesteven, Post Office, Smithy, Forge, Anthony Salvin, Earl Brownlow, Belton House
Brant Broughton, Forge, High Street
Brant Broughton, Forge, High Street
Brant Broughton, Forge, High Street

Former forge now the village shop. 

Shop website has a sepia photograph of the forge taken in 1906 :-

http://www.theoldforgevillageshop.co.uk/ 

Shown as a smithy on 25 inch Ordnance Survey map published 1887.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061896 

DB 2 July 2018

Brant Broughton, Forge, Smithy
Grantham, Harrison Basket-Maker
Grantham, Harrison Basket-Maker
Grantham, Harrison Basket-Maker

Messrs Harrison & Sons (1710-1965) made basketware, fine cane furniture, bath chairs and baby carriages.

Their business was on the west side of Watergate and they had osier beds, shown here, at Dysart Road and other locations on the south-west of the town. 

Grantham, Harrison & Co, Watergate, basket making,
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road
Heckington, Blacksmith, Station Road

"village blacksmith, known as Cook’s Corner after the family that ran the business for many years in the late 19th and early 20th Century.

Famous for once making a boot out of a leather blacksmith’s apron for a lame elephant belonging to a travelling circus, which was passing through"

http://www.heckingtonvillagetrust.org.uk/a-walk-around-heckington.html 

Signboard states

"NICHOLAS MARSHALL

BLACKSMITH

EST 1980"

DB 14 July 2018

Heckington, blacksmith, smithy, Cook’s Corner, NICHOLAS MARSHALL
Horncastle, Wheelwright's Furnace
Horncastle, Wheelwright's Furnace
Horncastle, Wheelwright's Furnace

The wheelwright's furnace or oven at 45 Foundry Street is a rare survival.

Metal tyres, standing vertically, were heated on the hearth of the oven before fitting over cart or wagon wheels in the wheelwright's yard alongside.

Matthew Scaman (father and then son) were the first wheelwrights here; Charles Twell followed in the 1920s.

Chris Lester, 2010

Horncastle, wheelwright furnace, Scaman, Twell,
Snelland, Blacksmith's Shop
Snelland, Blacksmith's Shop
Snelland, Blacksmith's Shop

Many villages had simple workshops like this for a blacksmith or wheelwright. Good light and wide doors were essential features.

This workshop is close to the former railway station (TF 073 805).

The last blacksmith here was William Thompson.

2008

Snelland, Blacksmith shop, William Thompson
Spalding, Chain Bridge Forge
Spalding, Chain Bridge Forge
Spalding, Chain Bridge Forge

The brick and pantiled forge on High Street near the former Chain Bridge over the Welland dates from about 1800.

Throughout the 19th century much of the work of the smithy was concerned with boats and river traffic.

The business was in the hands of the Dodd family from 1899 till the 1980s when the business faced closure.

Spalding, forge, Chain Bridge, Dodd,
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge

"The former blacksmith’s forge and farrier’s workshop (Grade 2 listed) of 1864 (still in use) is a reminder of both our agricultural heritage and the commitment to rural improvements in Victorian England by the Marquis of Ripon, the then owner of the Welbourn estate. 

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/11983.pdf 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Forge, farrier’s workshop, Marquis of Ripon
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge
Welbourn, Forge

"In 1987, North Kesteven District Council purchased the workshop and, in collaboration with Welbourn Parish Council and a group of local volunteers, the building has been repaired and rewired.

In 2000 the forge fires were lit for the first time in over 30 years and the volunteer group organised the first Open Day.

Members of the Volunteer Group continue to meet on the first Saturday of each month, when the forge is open to visitors"

http://www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org/welbourn-forge/ 

DB 24 June 2018

Welbourn, Forge