Cockington is one of the most photographed villages in Devon. Its pink coloured cottages, thatched roofs and horse-drawn carriages makes it a popular destination for visitors from around the world. The forge is mentioned in the Doomsday Book and is believed to date back to the 11th Century. It provided iron miniature horseshoes for gifts, as well as horseshoes for the local farmers, and 101 other iron implements needed on local farms and in homes in the area. The last blacksmith to work here left in 1971 when the forge was converted into a gift shop. Miniature horseshoes can still be purchased in the gift shop. www.cockingtonforge.com
HORSE BRASS: PLACES OF INTEREST COLLECTION: Cockington Forge.
Made by ARMAC Brassworks in England where they have been producing quality brasswares for over 75 years. Cast using first run pure ingot brass rich in copper for depth of colour and lasting durability. Hand filed to remove any rough edges, then hand polished to enhance the natural beauty of quality brass.