NZ0737 : Former Blacksmith's Shop, Front Street

taken 13 years ago, near to Wolsingham, County Durham, England

Former Blacksmith's Shop, Front Street
Former Blacksmith's Shop, Front Street
On the end gable wall to the right is NZ0737 : 'Nowhere' plaque on former Blacksmith's Shop, Front Street
The restoration of the Old Forge ('Nowhere') won awards in the built environment and climate change categories of County Durham's Environment Awards in 2010. The oldest part of the building dates from 1780 with the facing part added in 1880 LinkExternal link (Archive LinkExternal link )

Wolsingham is a small market town in County Durham situated where the Waskerley Beck joins the River Wear. It styles itself as the 'Gateway to Weardale'. It is an interesting and friendly place, bustling with life, but with many old and interesting buildings. It now serves a predominantly agricultural community but once had a thriving and important steel works.

My descriptions have been aided by the local book: Wolsingham: Gateway to Weardale by Elaine Ridley, Margaret Shepheard and Vivien Welsh (ISBN 0 953074 97 B)

Wikipedia: LinkExternal link

English Heritage learning zone: Wolsingham LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in Durham County Council collection: LinkExternal link

Old photos of Wolsingham in the Beamish Museum People's Collection LinkExternal link

Wolsingham website: LinkExternal link

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NZ0737, 191 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 2 September, 2011   (more nearby)
Saturday, 3 September, 2011
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0749 3722 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:43.7946N 1:53.1129W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 0747 3723
View Direction
East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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