No. 1 Smithery, 1808

No. 1 Smithery, 1808 (HM289D)

Location: Chertsey, England KT16 Surrey
Country: United Kingdom
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N 51° 23.778', W 0° 31.73'

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No.1 Smithery, 1808
Scheduled Ancient Monument
In 1805 the Dockyard Officers petitioned the Navy Board for a new Smithery at Chatham to replace an earlier and smaller 18th century Smiths' Shop as a result of the "great introduction of iron work in Building and repair of Ships."
The work was given to Edward Holl, the Navy Board architect, and built between 1806-08. It is now the most complete example of a smithery from the age of sail to survive in a dockyard.
During the mid-19th century the use of iron in shipbuilding increased dramatically and the building was adapted and extended to provide space for new workshops and steam powered tools. Nasmyth steam hammers, rivet making machines and a large frame bending floor were all introduced. No.1 Smithery remained in use until 1974.
Today No.1 Smithery houses collections from Royal Museums Greenwich and Imperial War Museums, as well as the Historic Dockyard's temporary exhibition gallery.
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HM NumberHM289D
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Date Added Friday, June 8th, 2018 at 7:03pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)30U E 671907 N 5696794
Decimal Degrees51.39630000, -0.52883333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 51° 23.778', W 0° 31.73'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds51° 23' 46.68" N, 0° 31' 43.8" W
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near St Ann's Hill Rd, Chertsey England KT16, GB
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