History of The Old Forge

The History of The Old Forge

The History of the Old Forge starts when it was built 600 years ago. The Old Forge was originally workshops for the Duke of Somerset’s Berry Pomeroy Castle and Estates. These were the home of the Seymour family (Jane Seymour was one of the six wives of Henry VIII.)
To read more about the history of Berry Pomeroy castle visit the English heritage site.

This beautifully converted stone building once housed the blacksmith, wheelwright, carpenter, and coach builder. There was also hay barns and apple stores and cider making too.
An upstairs courtroom and lock up cell allowed miscreants’ to be tried by the traveling magistrates. With those convinced being locked up and clapped in irons by the blacksmith all in one efficient operation.

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