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Malham Smithy

The black smiths in the middle of Malham village

The Smithy lies in the middle of Malham Village, Malham Beck flows passed behind the Smithy and the The Buck Inn is directly opposite. See map below.

As featured on the BBC series "The Dales" with Ade Edmondson

The historic Smithy in the beautiful village of Malham in the Yorkshire Dales was once the workplace of Bill Wild, famous for his metal working skills. The smithy was bequeathed to the parish church on his death and is now the workshop and gallery of Annabelle Bradley who brings to life past skills and fuses these with more modern techniques, creating a range of desirable objects to bring lasting pleasure to those owning them.

Annabelle will be using the advantage of a permanent workplace to build on existing skills and extend the range of services offered. Annabelle welcomes enquiries from local school groups as well as undertaking specific commissions.

The Smithy in bygone days c1938 Photo courtesy of Malhamdale Historical Society

An increasing range of handcrafted items from small souvenirs to larger sculptural pieces can be seen and are offered for sale at the smithy where visitors are always welcome, but please ring first if you are making a specific journey to avoid disappointment.

Annabelle at work in the Smithy




Annabelle Bradley Malham Smithy

Rather than just using the space as a gallery, the small viewing area for visitors is being developed to contain information panels and changing displays reflecting local events and history. In this way it is hoped that local knowledge can be preserved and enhance to the overall heritage value of the area for the community and visitor alike. Information and display items from both individuals and groups are welcome.

Malham Smithy Hooks, Candlesticks and Bottle Rack

Map of Malham showing the location of the smithy


Annabelle can be contacted at The Smithy, Malham, North Yorkshire, BD23 4DA

t: 01729 830308

Please mention malhamdale.com when calling.



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