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Hoylandswaine Nail Forge

Hoylandswaine Nail Forge 1
Hoylandswaine Nail Forge 2
Hoylandswaine Nail Forge 3


Barnsley Road,




(near the Lord Nelson Pub)


Telephone 0114 2307693

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Click the icon in the map and select "directions" at the bottom of the box.

(The postcode for the centre of
Penistone is S36 6AR.)

Distance from Penistone: 2.3 miles / 7 mins


Owned by the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society, this 19th century Grade II listed building was the last working nail forge in the village and was still producing nails in the 1940s.

Inside the original features of hearth, bellows and chimney are still in situ together with the more modern stiddy (the nailmaker’s block on which he formed the nails).

There were probably other nail shops on Mustard Hill in the late 19th century but there is now no trace of them.

The forge is currently open to the public as part of the Heritage Open Days weekend in September (see the what's on listings for more information nearer the time). Volunteers will explain how the nail maker worked in a forge close to his or her home, and the part that nail making played in village life.

Wessex Archaeology were comissioned to do some work about the forge and have a set of pictures on Flickr illustrating the structure and renovation of the building.


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