Hodgson’s smithy, Dent

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Hodgson's Smithy MYD34745 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Hodgson’s smithy MYD34745 (c) YDNPA, 2023

The late 17th or early 18th century smithy building stands opposite St Andrew’s Church in Dent attached to an old warehouse on one side and adjoining Beech Hill Cottage on the other. It is a low two-storey building with the typical large doorway for accommodating horses being shod, now covered over with a slate roofed overhang. It is still [2004] a working smithy, fully equipped with forge, bellows, anvil and tools.


Amsden, A F (1993) It’s Certainly Dent! A Walk around Dent Town. Dent: The Author


Located toward eastern end of Dent on east side of Beech Hill opposite the church. No public access. View from roadside.

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Nearest town/village: Dent. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 874 for Cumbria information.


Viewable from roadside.