This late 18th century cottage and forge was occupied by a succession of blacksmiths during the 19th and 20th centuries. It was originally located on a main road between Leominster and Hereford, opposite a coaching inn called the ‘King’s Arms’. The inn provided a resting point for travellers and regular work for the blacksmiths who repaired wagons and carriages and replaced horses’ shoes. The forge also met the needs of the village and surrounding farms.