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Latitude: 52.1856 / 52°11'8"N
Longitude: -4.1291 / 4°7'44"W
OS Eastings: 254543
OS Northings: 256291
OS Grid: SN545562
Mapcode National: GBR DP.4JFH
Mapcode Global: VH4GH.CBZB
Entry Name: Talsarn Smithy
Listing Date: 26 November 1996
Last Amended: 26 November 1996
Source ID: 17803
Building Class: Commercial
Location: Situated in Talsarn village, on E side of B 4337 nearly opposite Red Lion Inn.
Community: Nantcwnlle (Nancwnlle)
Traditional County: Cardiganshire
Smithy on site said to be recorded from C16. Associated with Llanllyr mansion, Llanfihangel Ystrad. Probably rebuilt in early C19
Squared rubble stone with asbestos sheet hipped roof. Single-storey, rectangular, with two small windows left and centre, each with stone voussoirs and casement pair windows, one glazed, one shuttered. To right, full height broad opening with C20 metal doors. Small stone stack on rear wall. C20 asbestos clad lean-to on N end. S end rubble stone with stone angle and centre piers, apparently an infilled two-bay opening.
Two rooms, S end divided off by rubble wall. Main N part is smithy with double hearth against rear walls, originally with two sets of bellows, those to left removed, but curved indent in wall to N marks position. Unusual cylindrical bellows to right. Additional hearth on S wall with bellows in SE corner. Smoke blackened collar-truss roof, bolted collars.
Listed for its completeness as an early C19 rural smithy with internal fittings; still in use (1996).
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