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Report - TB Precision Tooling / Cottage Farmhouse, Froghall, Staffordshire - June 2019



_motionlessinmike

#derbyexplorerscollective
28DL Full Member
#1
A couple of bits from a recent trip to the Staffordshire village of Froghall which perhaps didn't warrant a report in their own rights, but I thought I'd mash the two places together and put some pics up.

Firstly the last remnants of the now completely(ish) demolished Thomas Bolton Copperworks. Why the last buildings escaped being flattened I'm not sure - maybe it was used for a short time by another engineering works? Unfortunately the building has suffered quite severe fire damage, but here's what's left.

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In case of fire brea... Nevermind.

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Toilets and shower room were in decent nick with a bit of peel

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And a less burned area at the back of the works

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Outside was half a demolished brick building which contained only an old mattress (standard), but the windows looked nice

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Next to the industrial building is a large derelict farmhouse and outbuildings marked on OS maps as simply 'The Cottage'. A kind of two-houses-in-one type job, the first side is stripped back to bare bricks for apparent renovation and contained nothing at all. The second part of the house is very derelict and nearly empty but I took a couple of snaps for the record.

The stripped half and its staircase

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And the much more derelict half

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And the naughty chair!

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Thanks for looking.
 
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tigger

mog
Regular User
#5
There are some images on the Britain From Above site which show the copper works very nicely (EAW024699 and next few in sequence). Interesting historical snapshot but unfortunately they aren't quite so good for the area where you were. The OS maps from the late 1950s show 'your' area had been utilised more before demolition.

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Cropped to show the area where you were
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Olkka

Nice fat line of Zone
Regular User
#8
I really miss the days when any kind of dereliction was enjoyable to visit for me, it's nice to see people interacting with the details of places like this
 

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