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New York Forge


New York Forge (aka Murton Forge) at 144 Brookland Terrace in New York, North Shields, operated up to 2016. Lewis Dunn was the first recorded blacksmith here, in 1834; he was also the innkeeper at the adjoining Traveller's Rest Inn (long ago demolished).[1] The last blacksmith, Graeme Moran, was given notice by the land owner, to leave by November 2016 - thought to be linked to housing development in the 'Murton Gap'. The Moran family had run the forge for 3 generations.[2]

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Old Forge (Smithy), Brookland Terrace, New York

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Tyne and Wear HER(2149): Murton, Smithy
- "This smithy, shown on the 2nd edition Ordnance Survey plan was part of the coaching inn called The Traveller's Rest, which no longer exists. The smithy was still in ...

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Historic blacksmith's forge near site of North Tyneside's proposed mega-estate to be demolished
- Chronicle Live: 14th May 2016. "After working in the New York Forge, North Tyneside, for most of his life, blacksmith Graeme Moran has been told to leave by November...For ...

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Thousands including former Durham University expert back bid to save historic forge
- Chronicle Live, 21st May 2016: "Dr Elizabeth Ashton, from Shiremoor, said the under-threat forge was 'central to the history and culture of the area'....Blacksmith Graeme Moran was devastated when ...

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Certificate of Immunity - New York Forge
- "A Certificate of Immunity was issued under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended, as the Secretary of State does not intend to list this building ...

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