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    After a tip off from Rubex i went and had a look at this lovely cute timber framed cottage, not in the best condition and slowly starting to crumble away. Was very nice inside with a few bits left behind.

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    thanks for looking
    Last edited by jsp77; 26th Dec 16 at 10:26.

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    A bath with a view, nice, I wonder if they were once thatched, I enjoyed it, Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    A bath with a view, nice, I wonder if they were once thatched, I enjoyed it, Thanks
    Obviously it was, corrugated asbestos cement boards were not around when this was first built. Re-roofed probably in the 60's when the first tranche of 'improvement' grants came in and services were connected.

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    Nice photos. Shame about the house, its pretty well gone beyond any help.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nice photos. Shame about the house, its pretty well gone beyond any help.
    That all depends - I had a relative-in-law, who was born in and lived in Lavernham all his life. A Master Craftsman in all things Wood, he saved/rebuilt most of the wooden framed buildings in the village, or should one say medieval town. If the original timber work comes from an early lath and plaster cottage, it will be substantial, can be saved and moved if required. All one needs is the money and the necessary planning consents - which if the structure is old, is where the problems will start. A great number of these structures got much worse before restoration commenced, due to planning problems and 'listed' consent. Although these properties are nearly always seen with a substantial brickwork chimney wall structure, the timber framework will stand up alone if it is really old. So the framework can be moved and a less substantial chimney constructed on the new site and this is why the foundations of chimney walls can still be seen in some places where these old cottages once stood, before removal. Timber was expensive in those days, so large beams etc were always reused or modified - especially as these large medieval villages lost their inhabitants to expanding towns or plagues!

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    You are brave going upstairs! nice pics though.

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    What a waste
    I'd love to live somewhere like that

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    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    You are brave going upstairs! nice pics though.
    Thanks BikinGlynn, the upstairs wasn't that bad, atleast the stairs reached the top, been in plenty worse lol.


    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    A bath with a view, nice, I wonder if they were once thatched, I enjoyed it, Thanks
    Glad you enjoyed it Smiler, like Dirus_Strictus said probably would have been thached back in it day.

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    Enjoyed that set. What a waste of a good house.

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    Would have been a lovely house at some point.

    So wasteful

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