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Description: Old Smithy
Date Listed: 6 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 166027
OS Grid Reference: SE9730600016
OS Grid Coordinates: 497306, 400016
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4879, -0.5349
SE 9600-9700 REDBOURNE SCHOOL LANE
21/66 Old Smithy
Smithy. C19 with earlier origins, for Duke of St Albans Estate. C20
renovations. Coursed limestone rubble with limestone ashlar dressings,
brick plinth, timber portico with weather-boarded gable to left, Welsh slate
roof. Classical style. Plan: single-room with portico to left, open to
south front and gable-end. Single storey, entrance to south. Plinth,
ashlar quoins. Wide entrance with ashlar surround beneath re-used timber
lintel; cast-iron tyre-bender attached to wall on left. Section to left: 2
timber columns on padstones supporting timber wall-plate. End stack to
right and axial stack with decorative caps. Right return: 3 timber columns
on padstones supporting pedimented gable with a wooden pedestal above,
bearing a carved anvil in relief, and carrying a carved wooden leaping horse
approximately 1 metre high. Rear: blocked central opening with quoins,
containing casement with glazing bars. Open section contains board door to
smithy and C20 timber seat. Interior of smithy has brick and stone floor,
and a pair of brick hearths with chimneys and stone troughs.
Listing NGR: SE9730900018
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Source: English Heritage
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