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Peaston, The Smiddy

Smithy (18th Century)

Site Name Peaston, The Smiddy

Classification Smithy (18th Century)

Alternative Name(s) West Peaston; Peaston Smithy

Canmore ID 149966

Site Number NT46NW 84

NGR NT 42779 65299

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council East Lothian
  • Parish Ormiston
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District East Lothian
  • Former County East Lothian

Site Management (6 October 2011)

Single storey, 3-bay smithy with door to centre flanked by windows. Windows and door to rear. Steeply pitched gables.INTERIOR: forge to outer gable with working hearth in place. Plate glass glazing in sash and case windows. Boarded door. Brick coped skews and brick stack. Red pantiles with 3 sections of clear glazing tiles.

Fronting Peaston Steading, opposite now ruinous former bothy houses and the Grieve's house . A good example of East Lothian vernacular. (Historic Scotland)

Photographs in the RCAHMS archive, taken in 1997, show the smithy in active use.


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