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HER Number:MDV71225
Name:BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP in the Parish of Bow


Site of a smithy shown on 19C map which may have existed for 500 years


Grid Reference:SS 721 016
Map Sheet:SS70SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBow
DistrictMid Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBOW

Protected Status: none recorded

Other References/Statuses: none recorded

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BLACKSMITHS WORKSHOP (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1880s, Ordnance Survey (Cartographic). SDV848.

Site of a 'Smithy' shown on OS 25" (1880s) map as a rectangular building on the west side of the road.

Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M., 2002, Untitled Source, 18-19 (Pamphlet). SDV321149.

The family of Tozer were smiths in Bow for 500 years. Tozer's smithy was situated opposite the old schoolhouse & was used by them until 1880 when the last of the family left the village & the smithy was taken over by Metherell. The site of the smithy was subsequently occupied by two houses with a plaque bearing the name 'Tozers' erected in 1928. The land to the south of the smithy, now the site of a large Hall, was bequeathed to the Parish in 1614 by the sisters & niece of Robert Tozer.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV321149Pamphlet: Carbonell, B. M. H. + Wauton, M.. 2002. Thirteen Centuries in Bow alias Nymet Tracey with Broadnymet. Leaflet. 18-19.
SDV848Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1880s. Ordnance Survey. 25".

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Sep 30 2015 5:07PM