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    Default Long Abandoned Cottage, A5 Berwyn, Denbighshire


    Ever since I first visited the Llangollen Railway in the late 1980s this old abandoned cottage just west of Berwyn Station has fascinated me. I have often looked at it but only got round to taking a few photos of the remains in November.

    There isn't much to it and hence I didn't post it here initially but I have changed my mind I as some might find it interesting and perhaps even someone might actually know more about it!

    The cottage has been abandoned for so long that the bank behind has fallen into it and trees and bushes have grown from the bank. The cottage has almost become a retaining wall for the busy A5 road. If one looks at the photos it actually looks as though there are possibly two adjacent buildings and there is a break in the stone work.










    I am certain it is not one of the A5 toll cottages as there is a former toll cottage just a mile or so further west which now trades as a kiosk café.

    If anyone knows anything about the history of this cottage or has a picture of what it used to look like when inhabited please get in touch!
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    If similar roadside ruins alongside other A roads are anything to go by, these would have been condemned for habitation during one of the A5's widening/re-aligning programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    If similar roadside ruins alongside other A roads are anything to go by, these would have been condemned for habitation during one of the A5's widening/re-aligning programs.
    It would not appear that this section of the A5 has been realigned from its original Telford designed route at this location, though perhaps it has been widened a bit?

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    Yep there's not much left, that's probably the most derelict derelict post I have seen :D

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    A search in the old County archives under 'works on the A5' may contain details and even old photographs of roadside structures. Problem is actually finding the specifics - much can be hidden away in masses of files or bundles of paper, so takes an age and a lot of luck to find in most cases. Obviously from the state of the remains the structure had/has no real historical interest, so perhaps the only record of occupation would be old census returns.

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