MSO10703 - The Smithy, Allerford (Building)
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Smithy. Mid C19. Red sandstone random rubble, brick quoins and dressings, triple ridge tile roof, louvred metal opening on roof right of centre, tall brick stack rising from rear. Plan: single cell. Single storey, wooden double doors rising to eaves left, right facade breaks forward slightly with 3-light window projecting slightly into eaves. Right return segmental headed 3-light window with louvred vent above. Interior not seen. The smithy is still fully operational.  English Heritage Listed Building Number: 265487. First Listed on 02/01/1986.  2-cell plan. Stone, Random rubble walls. Gabled roof  The Allerford Conservation Area Character Appraisal advises the building actually dates from around 1905. It certainly doesn't seem to appear on the late 19th Century OS 1st ed. for Allerford. The building was visited in May 2012 as part of the rapid condition survey of Exmoor's Listed Buildings 2012-13. It received a BAR score of 6.  The building does not appear on the 1st or 2nd Edition Ordnance Survey maps. [6,7] The building was surveyed by the National Trust for management purposes. It is described as an early 20th Century stone built village smithy. The main workshop had a small detached rear outbuilding that was replaced by a modern extension by the time the 1972 Ordnance Survey map was drawn (probably built in the 1960s). It has some (possibly original) fittings.  The Forge is depicted and labelled on 2020 MasterMap data. 
- <1> SSO672 Index: 2/1/1986. Thirty-fifth List of Buildings of Special Architectural or Historic Interest, District of West Somerset (Somerset)/Exmoor National Park.
- <2> SSO2013 Unassigned: Webster CJ, Historic Environment Record. 2005. Staff Comments, Somerset County Council.
- <3> SSO1 Unpublished document: Somerset County Council. Various. Somerset HER parish files - Exmoor records.
- <4> SEM7907 Unpublished document: Fisher, J.. 2004. Allerford Conservation Area Character Appraisal.
- <5> SEM8060 Report: Lawrence, G.. 2014. Exmoor National Park: Rapid condition survey of listed buildings 2012-13.
- <6> SEM6703 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1868-1901. County Series; 1st Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <7> SEM7190 Map: Ordnance Survey. 1902-1907. County Series, 2nd Edition 25 Inch Map. 1:2500.
- <8> SEM8083 Report: Richardson, I and F, J.. 1992. Vernacular Building Survey: Smithy, Allerford.
- <9>XY SEM8817 Map: Ordnance Survey. 2020. MasterMap data. 1:2,500. [Mapped feature: #39041 ]
|Grid reference||Centred SS 9047 4696 (12m by 16m)|
|Civil Parish||SELWORTHY, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET|
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External Links (1)
- https://heritagerecords.nationaltrust.org.uk/HBSMR/MonRecord.aspx?uid=MNA139480 (National Trust HER entry: MNA139480)
- 2012-3 Building At Risk Score (6): 1076/25/70
- Coastal Risk 2014: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 2 fluvial
- Coastal Risk 2016: Flood Zone 3 fluvial
- National Park: Exmoor National Park
- National Trust HER Record: MNA139480
- Somerset SMR PRN: 31199
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Jan 11 2021 4:20PM
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