SX7942 : Old Forge, Chillington

taken 10 years ago, near to Chillington, Devon, Great Britain

Old Forge, Chillington
Old Forge, Chillington
This uninspiring building stands at the junction of the mainstreet and Tanpit Lane. It was a working forge/blacksmith as far back as the 1500's. It is now a Grade 1 listed building, believe it or not. It is apparently owned by 5 brothers and sisters who have to decide what to do with it. It has permission to be put back into use as a working forge. The other option is to let it fall down.
The 'tanpits' referred to in the name of the lane, used to lie further south of this point. The pits were made in Frogmore Creek where the sea was able to get to. They used to tread the animal skins in the salt water. This was the start of the tanning process.
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SX7942, 62 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 27 February, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 17 March, 2007
Category
Forge   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 791 427 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.3612N 3:41.7999W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 792 428
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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