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Report - Small Cottage, nr Wothorpe, Cambs, April 2016

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by HughieD, Apr 25, 2016.

  1. HughieD

    HughieD 28DL Regular User
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    I happened across this little two-up/two-down place on the way to the main explore one day. Got some reasonable pictures so thought I’d stick a report up. This bijou house is in the undergrowth by the A1 just outside Stamford. I’d previously spotted it while driving down the A1 and subsequently located it on Google Maps. It was probably one of the small estate houses for the near-by Wothorpe Estate. Nothing spectacular but enough to hold your interest for ten or so photos.

    So my hunches were right…

    26093867091_42234dfe7b_b.jpg img4760 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    26093901721_67a94eb3f1_b.jpg img4777 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nothing fancy on the fire-place front:

    26134231326_3e0227b57b_b.jpg img4761 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The only thing I found in the house were two little larders. This is the first of the two. The date on the Tesco pork sausage-rolls (other sausage-roll providers are also available) was 14th March, so pretty recent (unless, of course) the '12' on the packet refers to 2012). Was a local tramp using this as their home?

    26160138995_63203fe2d2_b.jpg img4767 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The lath-and-plaster ceilings are on the way out:

    26067579942_8ed7c85e51_b.jpg img4774 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The second of the down-stairs rooms appears to have had two fireplaces:

    26160027985_2516246334_b.jpg img4775 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And here’s that second smaller larder:

    25555239944_4a629b4266_b.jpg img4776 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Up-stairs the floor needs a little attention:

    26160155405_488993758e_b.jpg img4766 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Has the roof been stripped of tiles or should it be like this?

    26093767891_539f4e1ac7_b.jpg img4768 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The dormer windows have gone:

    25557448993_76d9325eff_b.jpg img4769 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And finally the obligatory range of small out-buildings:

    26067608842_8fbf3eeea6_b.jpg img4773 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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  2. Dr.Gusto

    Dr.Gusto Dont worry am a doctor
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    Oct 8, 2015
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    smooth as silk
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