The Old Smithy

16 Jun 2002
The Old Smithy, Drewsteignton, West Devon, Devon, TQ13 8JW
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


7/121 The Old Smithy


Cottage, former blacksmith's workshop. Mid or late C19, converted to domestic use circa 1980. Plastered walls, probably granite stone rubble, maybe some cob; stone rubble stack topped with plastered C20 brick; thatch roof.

Plan: 3-room plan cottage facing north-west. The main room is to left (on the crossroads) with a circa 1980 rear lateral stack. To right entrance lobby between it and present kitchen which includes circa 1980 rear outshot. Right end room is used as a garage. Internal arrangements is result of circa 1980 conversion of former industrial building and store. 2 storeys.

Exterior: irregular 3-window front of C20 casements with glazing bars. Front doorway is right of centre and contains a C20 plank door under an original exposed timber lintel which suggests that there was formerly a carriageway here. To right C20 garage doors. Left of doorway is a C19 granite mounting block and at left end is a George VI post box. Roof is hipped to left and to right runs continously with roof of adjoining Glena (q.v).

Interior: has been much rebuilt in C20 but some original plain carpentry detail.

Roof not inspected.

The Old Smithy formerly belonged to the Sandy Park Inn (q.v) and by tradition was smithy and store rooms. It also forms part of a group of attractive listed buildings around the crossroads.

Listing NGR: SX7119689594


This is part of the Series: IOE\Morgan_Peter IOE Records for Morgan, Peter; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


Copyright IoE Mr Peter Morgan. Source Historic England Archive

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Photographer: Morgan, Peter

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