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"the cottage" october 2017

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i found this place near to another sploor, unfortunately it was after i got home. Somehow we, once again, set off late and were going to be lucky to get there before sunset and to make matters worse it was shitty outside and already quite dark. Having only seen this on streetview we had no idea what we'd find. We arrived just before sunset and the first thing we see is a brand new fence and the usual signs warning of security patrols. As if i give a damn. A few feet up the road and i find a gap in the hedge, and tackling the deep ungrowth i head round the back. Before i get there i discover an open door in an old barn. The barn led me straight into the courtyard/ farmyard where access to everywhere else was easy. After a quick look in the first building i emerge to find my other half had found a more dignified way in by walking straight round the edge of the fence instead of diving through a hedge

I can find absolutely nothing about the history of the place other than it is labelled as "The Cottage" in old OS maps. In actual fact it appears to be a farm. And the cottage looks more like a manor house although i soon discover

-A) It is 2 properties. It does look like they may have been connected in the past then split into 2 some time later

-B) It is NOT abandoned!

Even though this place looks derelict one of the properties has had loads of work done including new roof timbers, new flooring, refurbished stairs and a whole host of studded wall timbers ready for plasterboarding . Some of the outbuildings have had new roof timbers but as yet the tiles have not been replaced. It looks like as much as possible original materials have been reused which may imply that the building is listed. Its nice to see that this place is going to be saved and the work done so far looks of a decent standard. There was no evidence of any builders working at the minute so i hope its only a temporary pause. 

37968093532_8ae8d2fa36_z.jpgDSCF6851 by Tazz & Moomoo, on Flickr

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thanks fer lurking

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10 hours ago, Tbolt said:

Nice little mooch 

I take it you didn't die? 


52 minutes ago, Snapt said:

Nice find Mr Wavey, I find the "you will die" writing scratched into the door most profound and must reassure anyone having a nosey:lol:

i can say with some certainty that we didnt die. Unusually, that was the only graffiti we saw in the whole place

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