SK2399 : Village Smithy, Mortimer Road, Midhopestones, near Stocksbridge - 1

taken 5 years ago, near to Midhopestones, Sheffield, Great Britain

Village Smithy, Mortimer Road, Midhopestones, near Stocksbridge - 1
Village Smithy, Mortimer Road, Midhopestones, near Stocksbridge - 1
The Midhopestones Village Smithy is situated at the crossroads of Mortimer Road
and Oaks Lane, which is handy as Mortimer Road was the main Toll Road in the area
and would have provided plenty of passing business for the Smithy and his apprentice.
For a closer view …see …
SK2399 : Village Smithy, Mortimer Road, Midhopestones, near Stocksbridge - 2

On the right hand side of the building is a cornerstone, on which is carved the date of 1788
and the initials GB, which are thought to be the initials of a long ago apprentice … see …
SK2399 : Date Stone and Initials, Village Smithy, Mortimer Road, Midhopestones, near Stocksbridge

Whilst I was taking these pictures, some local men working in the Smithy building pointed out to
me another 'lesser known' cornerstone on the left hand side, on which there are more carvings,
However whilst plainly visible the carving can't be deciphered … at least not to me, nor the men! See …
SK2399 : Mystery Date Stone, Village Smithy, Mortimer Road, Midhopestones, near Stocksbridge
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Date Taken
Monday, 20 August, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 28 March, 2014
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services  Roads, Road transport  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2379 9936 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:29.4250N 1:38.5747W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 2382 9939
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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