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HER Number:MDV106275
Name:Wheelwrights Forge at Lydia Bridge, South Brent


Forge depicted on the early 20th century historic map and local knowledge recalls it was still in use in 1939 as a wheelwrights forge. It later was converted to a dwelling, possibly in the 1970s. Marked on 2014 maps as 'Old Forge Cottage'.


Grid Reference:SX 695 606
Map Sheet:SX66SE
Admin AreaDartmoor National Park
Civil ParishSouth Brent
DistrictSouth Hams
Ecclesiastical ParishSOUTH BRENT

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WHEELWRIGHTS WORKSHOP (XIX to XX - 1889 AD to 1905 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1904 - 1906, Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map (Cartographic). SDV325644.

Building is depicted on the early 20th century historic map, but not on previous Ordnance Survey maps, so presumably dates from between approximately 1889 to 1905. Not marked as a forge on the map.

Edmunds, W. J., 2014, Letter regarding Old Forge Cottage, Lydia Bridge (Correspondence). SDV356306.

Letter recalls the property from 1939, when it was in use as a wheelwright's forge. After the forge closed, the property was converted for use as a dwelling (possibly in the 1970s). At the time of writing the building is not in use as a dwelling.

Ordnance Survey, 2014, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV355681.

Building depicted on the modern map as 'Old Forge Cottage'. Not currently in use as a dwelling.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV325644Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1904 - 1906. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 25 inch Map. Map (Digital).
SDV355681Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2014. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #65725 ]
SDV356306Correspondence: Edmunds, W. J.. 2014. Letter regarding Old Forge Cottage, Lydia Bridge. Letter. A4 Single Sheet.

Associated Monuments

MDV13438Related to: Lydia Bridge, South Brent (Monument)
MDV13365Related to: Lydia Mill, South Brent (Building)
MDV80403Related to: Old Mill Leat at Lydia Mill, South Brent (Monument)
MDV93456Related to: Wisteria Cottage and Old Forge Cottage, South Brent (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Feb 19 2018 9:55AM