Cotswold Forge

Summary

This forge belonged to the Stanley family, who were the blacksmiths in the Cotswold village of Snowshill from before 1795. The business passed between family members until it ceased operation in 1909 with the death of Charles Stanley. Blacksmiths made tools and hardware from iron. At the time of the shop's closing, most work was repair of factory-made items.

This forge belonged to the Stanley family, who were the blacksmiths in the Cotswold village of Snowshill from before 1795. The business passed between family members until it ceased operation in 1909 with the death of Charles Stanley. Blacksmiths made tools and hardware from iron. At the time of the shop's closing, most work was repair of factory-made items.

Artifact

Forge shop

Date Made

1600-1630

Creators

Stanley family 

Place of Creation

United Kingdom, England, Gloucestershire, Snowshill 

Creator Notes

Built by the Stanley family in Snowshill, England near Cotswold.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

30.2000.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Stone (Worked rock)
Wood (Plant material)

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