Essexford Forge

Map Reference: H893037 (2893, 3037)

This is a good example of a 19th century forge. Although the interior is gutted the horseshoe-shaped doorway is intact and is good testament to the former use of the building. The doorway is flanked by two hitching rings carried in the mouths of lion-headed masks.

Above the doorway is a small plaque bearing a coronet beneath which is the date, 1869, and an Old English letter B, indicating that the forge was built by Lord Blaney. The original two-part door is still in place and is constructed of planks held together by wrought-iron straps.

On the opposite side of the road is a cast-iron pump with a horse-trough.

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