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    Default Workers house and cottages, Ambergate, Derbyshire, March 2019


    Visited in the excellent company of Bikin Glynn. On the way to Ambergate Wire works and Oakhurst House you pass these set of workers’ cottages. 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. They’ve clearly been boarded up for a while and last time I was here you could get in some of them, although like the wire works there seems to have been a concerted effort to keep them sealed. Recently - Thursday 20th September 2018 to be precise – somebody set one of the end terrace cottages on fire and now it’s a burnt-out wreck. So, nothing to get to excited about but worth a few pictures:

    Obligatory trashed washing machine in out-house:

    img0050 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Think these were out-side toilets:

    img0048 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Freshly burnt-out end terrace cottage:

    img0045 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Nature taking over:

    img0044 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Mmmm. Think I’ll give access a miss on this occasion:

    img0043 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Obligatory ‘dick’ graff:

    img0055 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0054 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0051 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Now this place was a bit of a bonus. Spied it out of the corner of our eye when we were looking at the wireworks. It looks like this cute little two-up, two-down cottage was boarded up at the same time as the workers cottage row. It’s fared better but is now open. Not too much to see inside but worth a few pictures:

    img0064 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Every swing tells a story:

    img0066 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img0069 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Not much in the out-house:
    img0073 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Ambergate Cottage 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Kitchen:

    Ambergate Cottage 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Living room:

    Ambergate Cottage 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And on to the up-stairs. Master bedroom:

    Ambergate Cottage 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    And a small bathroom:

    Ambergate Cottage 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Would have made a cosy little house but can’t see much future for this place despite it currently being in reasonable nick:

    img0067 by HughieDW, on Flickr


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    A little bit of tidying outside and a bit of renovation work indoors and that could be a nice little cottage.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    A little bit of tidying outside and a bit of renovation work indoors and that could be a nice little cottage.
    Couldn't it just. One issue was the lack of a driveway to it so whether that was an issue that led to its abandonment who knows...

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    Given the recent sealing up I reckon someone's already onto the case of restoring them. Are they listed structures in any way??
    The first image with the washing machine - found myself gasping when I spotted the fragmented asbestos wall sheeting!

    I'm amazed at just how much you lot are finding down that way. I think everyone moved out of those and moved into derelict properties up here!!
    Interesting location that. For some reason abandoned swings fill me with sadness..
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    Pleasant way to spend an afternoon, Nicely Done, Thanks
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