MEM21927 - Town Marsh Smithy, Dulverton (Building)

Summary

The Town Smithy was worked for many years by the Govier family, who specialised in sharpening and making edge tools.

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Type and Period (2)

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Full Description

A smithy is marked on the First and Second Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [1, 2] Hollam Brook drove the water wheel attached to the Town Smithy. The Smithy was worked for many years by the Govier family, who specialised in sharpening and making edge tools. [3] The Smithy is a single storey building with timber shutters. It has the remains of a water wheel. [4]

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
  • <3> Monograph: Binding, H. + Bonham-Carter, V.. 1986. Old Dulverton and Around: Dulverton - Bury - Brushford - Exebridge. The Exmoor Press. p54, 56, Photograph.
  • <4> Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. c.2003. Dulverton Conservation Area Appraisal. p9, 20, Photograph.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SS 9155 2801 (9m by 11m) (Estimated from sources)
Map sheet SS92NW
Civil Parish DULVERTON, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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Nov 28 2012 3:19PM

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