Monument record M4124 - Smithy, East Lane, Edwinstowe


BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (Georgian to Mid-20th Century)


Grid reference SK 62670 66840 (point)
Map sheet SK66NW
District Newark
Civil Parish Edwinstowe, Newark


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Disused smithy. 13yds long by 3.5yds wide by 18ft high. Divided into 4 parts - tethering area for 3 horses, double furnaced forge, stables, pig sty. Nails in wall to hang horse shoes, also metal rings in tethering area for tying horses. Fuel for forge was breeze blocks (?). English bond. Blacksmith's house adjoined to forge, dimensions 6yds long by 3yds wide. This forge was owned by the Morley family, who also owned the forges at Clipstone and Welbeck on the Portland and Saville estates. They carried out all the shoeing and metalwork for Earl Manvers. They also "slung" the Major Oak. This forge last used in 1947 - now a plumber's workshop. Vice and benches, horse trough, both original chimneys, remains of hand bellows. (1)

Data Held (Document). SNT2647.

Sketch, IS card

<1> CBA, Industrial Survey (Published document). SNT184.

Other Refs: IA3 29/3

<2> OS, 1917, 1:2500, County Series 1917 (Map). SNT1026.

Other Refs: 23/4

Sources/Archives (3)

  • --- Document: Data Held.
  • <1> Published document: CBA. Industrial Survey.
  • <2> Map: OS. 1917. 1:2500, County Series 1917.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Related Monuments/Buildings (1)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2023 7:34PM

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