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Blacksmiths Arms, Broughton Mills
Blacksmiths Arms
locality:-   Broughton Mills
civil parish:-   Broughton West (formerly Lancashire)
county:-   Cumbria
locality type:-   inn
coordinates:-   SD22209053
1Km square:-   SD2290
10Km square:-   SD29

BTJ61.jpg (taken 25.8.2010)  
BTJ64.jpg  Date stone:-
"W / W E / 1748" (taken 25.8.2010)  

evidence:-   old map:- OS County Series (Lan 6 8) 
placename:-  Blacksmith's Arms
source data:-   Maps, County Series maps of Great Britain, scales 6 and 25 inches to 1 mile, published by the Ordnance Survey, Southampton, Hampshire, from about 1863 to 1948.

evidence:-   database:- Listed Buildings 2010
placename:-  Blacksmiths Arms
item:-  date stone (1748)
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
source data:-  
courtesy of English Heritage
"Public house. Datestone inscribed WE 1748 with C20 additions."
"MATERIALS: roughcast stone with slate roofs. Ridge and end stacks"
"PLAN: 2 public rooms either side of entrance corridor, former shop behind."
"EXTERIOR: south elevation of 2 storeys and 4-bays. Left bay later addition. Ground floor has casement window with slate label to first bay. Triple sash window with single glazing bars and horns under labels to second and third bays, fourth bay has sash window with vertical glazing bars. 5-step mounting block at attached to fourth bay. First floor has sash window with glazing bars to first bay, sashes with vertical glazing bars to second and fourth bays, window with small paned fixed glazing with pivoted upper part to third bay. Entrance between third and fourth bays has original enriched latch, slate gabled canopy over round headed Date stone. North gabled bay and long outshut under catslide roof, varied fenestration and Victorian post box."
"INTERIOR: Servery in room to right of corridor, bar counter and shelves behind of 1996. Room to left was formerly kitchen, large cast iron range in substantial stone fire surround with corbelled lintel. Fixed bench seating along S and E sides and part of N. Timber walls to corridors, 3-light window to rear corridor. Working gas lights in the 2 previous rooms. Slate flagged floors to these rooms and corridors. A good example of a small rural public house that retains 2 largely unchanged public rooms. Kitchen demonstrates the way private and public use were intermingled in earlier times while former shop shows how the public house role was combined with other economic activity."

BTJ62.jpg  Innsign - text.
(taken 25.8.2010)  
BTJ63.jpg  An anvil.
(taken 25.8.2010)  

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