The Forge


The original forge stood on the site for over 150 years before being re-built in 1969. Many of the original bricks were reused but turned round so that the original interior paint can be seen on the outside. Originally there were stables attached. It was used commercially until the 1960s when it became derelict. Today it is used by an artistic blacksmith who still uses a traditional hearth, anvil and blacksmith tools to produce modern artworks. She gives demonstrations during special events including steaming weekends. In 2019 £50,000 was spent on restoring the roof and woodwork.