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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
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,
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,