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Report - Abandoned cottages, Whitchurch road, Nr Newhall, Feb 2017

waveydave

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#1
Found this pair of cottages by chance as we drove by.
Little online info but it seems that the left hand cottage was lived in until about 2014 when a chimney fire forced its elderly occupants to move out. (Apparently it wasnt economically viable to repair the damage). The right hand cottage has been empty for about 25 years.
Initially it looked like both places were trashed, (not a pane of glass remains intact). But on entering, we were surprised to find both places pretty sound, with all fireplaces present along with some several chairs, ancient tvs, kitchenette units and other stuff. Amazingly.....No graffitti.
I dont know how old these are but the drab exterior cladding and corrogated roof hides the best features.....
Beneath the tin roof lies the original thatched roof and where plaster was missing it revealed the timber frame that formed half of each cottage........anyway....heres the pics..
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love this fireplace!
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that lean-to extension is the kitchen
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wish i'd have opened that tin....
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cool 50s tv...
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thatched roof??
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the toilet and chuck hutch
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all mod cons here
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Thanks for looking
 

Paulh33

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#4
The left hand cottage was actually occupied by my Uncle and Aunt for longer then I've been around (and I'm currently 42), unfortunately not visited them there since the mid 90's and they'll be well into their 80's now, very sad to see it like this as the gardens used to be kept pristine by my Uncle, used to be a garage on the drive and a pigeon coop which have both been knocked down (must have done that before they left), I have passed a couple of times in the last 5 years and noticed that it had become vacant and eventually trashed, not sure where they had gone to as have had no contact with them for a long time, the right hand cottage was occupied by an elderly lady who passed away around late 90's as my mum used to visit to provide home care, and was reports of rats in there back then!
 

albino-jay

28DL Regular User
Regular User
#5
The left hand cottage was actually occupied by my Uncle and Aunt for longer then I've been around (and I'm currently 42), unfortunately not visited them there since the mid 90's and they'll be well into their 80's now, very sad to see it like this as the gardens used to be kept pristine by my Uncle, used to be a garage on the drive and a pigeon coop which have both been knocked down (must have done that before they left), I have passed a couple of times in the last 5 years and noticed that it had become vacant and eventually trashed, not sure where they had gone to as have had no contact with them for a long time, the right hand cottage was occupied by an elderly lady who passed away around late 90's as my mum used to visit to provide home care, and was reports of rats in there back then!
I wonder if its your auntie and uncle who you can see outside the cottage on google earth then?
 

Paulh33

28DL Full Member
28DL Full Member
#6
Yes seen the pics and yes that's them, I suspect they may have moved to nearby Wrenbury, as I have an older brother who lives there, or at least did, as I've not seen him for over 20 years either lol
 

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