MDE21062 - Lynbridge Smithy (Monument)

Summary

The smithy is shown on historic mapping.

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Type and Period (1)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

A 'Smithy' is shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch (1903) map. [1] Building shown but unmarked on the the Ordnance Survey 6 inch (1962) map. [2] A site visit in 1974 noted that there was a blacksmith's shop attached to Lynbridge Mill. [3] Southwest of the mill at SS 7202 4860 there was an associated smithy with the smith's house next to it at SS 7203 4861. These are now dwelling houses called respectively 'The Forge' and Blacksmith's Cottage'. [4] The Tithe Map for Lynbridge shows a building in this location but it is not annotated. This building also shows on the 1st Edition Ordnance Survey map but a building to the northeast, at SS 7203 4862 appears to have been labelled 'smithy' instead. This latter building does not appear on the Tithe Map and is no longer extant, though it does appear on the 2nd Edition map. [5,6,7]

Sources/Archives (7)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1903/38. 6 Inch: 1903-38. 1:10560. 1903.
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1962. 6 Inch Map: 1962. 1:10560.
  • <3> Monograph: Thorpe, J.. 1989. North Devon Watermills. North Devon Archaeological Society Report. 5. 45.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Sainsbury, I.S.S. Field Investigators Comments. RCHME Field Investigation.
  • <5> Map: 1840. Lynton and Lynmouth Parish Tithe Map and Apportionment.
  • <6> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <7> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred SS 7202 4860 (21m by 17m)
Map sheet SS74NW
Civil Parish LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH, NORTH DEVON, DEVON

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Other Statuses/References

  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
  • Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
  • Devon SMR Monument ID: 31080
  • Devon SMR: SS74NW/160
  • National Monuments Record reference: SS 74 NW79
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 926347

Record last edited

Apr 11 2016 12:24PM

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