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Cow Ark Smithy, Bowland Forest Low

Description: Cow Ark Smithy

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 November 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 183069

OS Grid Reference: SD6718445401
OS Grid Coordinates: 367184, 445401
Latitude/Longitude: 53.9037, -2.5009

Location: Bowland Forest Low, Lancashire BB7 3DF

Locality: Bowland Forest Low
Local Authority: Ribble Valley Borough Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: BB7 3DF

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Listing Text


14/18 Cow Ark Smithy


Former smithy, probably late C18th. Squared sandstone rubble with stone
slate roof. The south wall has 2 windows with plain stone surrounds, the
right-hand one having SR D 1804 and other illegible initials roughly carved
on the lintel. Between them is a door with plain stone surround, now blocked
to form a window. At the far left is a wide entrance with long-and-short
jambs and a timber lintel. The right-hand gable has a coping and a truncated
chimney cap with weathered top. To the right of the wide opening is a brick
chimney cap, with another truncated chimney on the rear wall. Inside there
is a solid stone wall to the right of the wide opening, the right-hand unit
having a hardwood roof truss with collar, tie, and raking queen struts.

Listing NGR: SD6718445401

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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