1) These were terms for the places where iron was produced.

1315-6 ‘a year’s supply of wood for a blomesmythy in the woods of Emmeley’. ‘Bloomery’ was a word used in the Act of 1584-5 and it occurs also in a south Yorkshire lease: 1723 near a place where there are the ruins of some old Smythies or Bloomeryes, Stainborough. I note a late example of ‘bloom-smithy’ in Cumberland: 1652 Bloomsmythie rent 10d, Upper Seathwaite.

spellings bloom-smithy
dates 1315-1316 1652

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