TQ8862 : Stable block? - No, Blacksmith's forge

taken 10 years ago, near to Borden, Kent, Great Britain

Stable block? - No, Blacksmith's forge
Stable block? - No, Blacksmith's forge
Standing alongside Barrow House TQ8862 : Barrow House, Borden and clearly built at the same time, this building was surely originally something to do with horses, though looks too small to be a coach house. Any ideas anyone? Incidentally, the noticeboard on the building is a bus timetable - the local buses stop here!

I am grateful to site visitor John Crunden who has been in touch with the following information -

"This building was the local blacksmith's forge. Horses were taken in at the large door for shoeing, and the circle on the ground in front of the window was where cartwheels were repaired and new ones built. When the wooden wheels were finished a large iron ring was heated up on the forge, just inside the small door, and then hammered onto the rim".
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Date Taken
Saturday, 12 January, 2008   (more nearby)
Saturday, 12 January, 2008
Blacksmith   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 883 628 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:20.0173N 0:42.1698E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 884 629
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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