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    The first of a trio of reports from my recent trip to Ambergate, Derbyshire. They are all linked in terms of their ownership and their geography, however there are far too many pictures for a single report. This set is of a row of derelict worker’s houses. There are 5-6 terrace properties and a series of outbuildings which were used to house the workers of the nearby Johnson and Nephew wire works. Beyond that I can’t find any more info. They’ve clearly been boarded up for a while and looking inside of the windows where the pikeys have ripped the boards off, the interiors look very damp. That and the fact I didn’t have my torch with me meant I declined to stumble around in these rather dank and dark derps. Here’s the pictures…

    Most of the cottages are pretty well sealed:

    img9962 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Although some are open for viewing:

    img9968 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nature is starting to reclaim the houses:

    img9966 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    …and assorted out-buildings:

    img9975 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9963 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9959 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Structurally the walls are pretty solid:

    img9961 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    But the roof at the back isn’t looking too clever:

    img9976 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img9979 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    Inside it isn’t going to win any interior design awards:

    img9970 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And the obligatory ripping out of fireplaces has occurred:

    img9964 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    OK…that’s it for that one. Next time it’s factory time! Thanks for looking.
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    Great set of shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flyboys90 View Post
    Great set of shots.
    Cheers mate. Not quite as posh as the owner's big house on the hill (see third of the trio of reports).

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    Nice work., I love how nature reclaims these places. Coronation street, derelictus!
    And a dreadful thing from the cliff did spring. And its wild bark thrilled around. His eyes had the glow of the fires below. Twas the form of the Spectre Hound. 'Ha' yer fa'r got a dickey, bor?' 'Yis, an' he want a fule ter roide 'im, will yew cum?'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Shuck View Post
    Coronation street, derelictus!
    Ha ha.....I like that!

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    Nice to see a place where nature has had the opportunity to reclaim it
    Looks like it was a nice place in its day
    Cheers for sharing
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    It is nice to see how nature takes things back if it gets a chance, I enjoyed your post, Thanks
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    Recently went to Ambergate been before, the workers cottages at a rough guess were built in the 1840s. Quite well built , the inside of the cottages are really damp and the floors are gone even a metal bed was hanging down - just. The curious thing about these cottages is the back they seem to built into the hillside . I spotted a couple of battered ovens still in the kitchens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ironsky View Post
    Recently went to Ambergate been before, the workers cottages at a rough guess were built in the 1840s. Quite well built , the inside of the cottages are really damp and the floors are gone even a metal bed was hanging down - just. The curious thing about these cottages is the back they seem to built into the hillside . I spotted a couple of battered ovens still in the kitchens!
    Yeah...they are incredibly dank...that and the dark were the reason I passed on further internal examination. Think you've hit the nail on the head - they are built into the hillside plus now the trees have grown up around them.

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