Monument record MLI91476 - The Old Smithy, Casthorpe Road, Barrowby


The Old Smithy, Casthorpe Road, Barrowby

Type and Period (2)

  • (Post Medieval to Mid 20th Century - 1820 AD? to 1950 AD?)
  • (Post Medieval to Modern - 1820 AD? to 2050 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

Full Description

PRN 37047 In the 1820s, the house and workshop of iron worker Richard Seaman, who was well know locally for his workmanship. He was joined by a young apprentice called Richard Hornsby. It was not long before he became Seaman's partner and their forge prospered. They decided that they would do better if they nearer to the heart of things and so they sold up and moved their work to a new workshop in the then separate village of Spittlegate on the Great North road, just to the south of Grantham. Here then is the humble starting point of one of the internationally renowned Victorian industrial 'greats'.{1}

Sources/Archives (1)

  •  Bibliographic Reference: Peter Stevenson. 2007. Grantham - An Industrial Heritage Trail. page 10 and 11.



Grid reference Centred SK 87936 36229 (10m by 8m) Approximate

Related Monuments/Buildings (0)

Related Events/Activities (0)

External Links (0)

Record last edited

Mar 21 2021 8:35PM


Your feedback is welcome. If you can provide any new information about this record, please contact us.