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Thread: Bramble Farm House, South Wales, January 2016

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    Default Bramble Farm House, South Wales, January 2016


    This may be the shortest report I have written so far - mainly because I cannot find any information or history about this farm house. All I know for sure is that Jon6D had spotted it a few weeks before, and we were passing one day so decided to take a look.... you never know?! Also, couldn't park anywhere nearby so walked through fields, climbed fences, through bog, brambles and a stream to get there (you know....the same old story:)). Luckily it was open so we entered. As usual, when you first walk in with expectations running high you are initially disappointed with seeing just a shell of a house. It takes a little while to settle down and start seeing what is left and appreciating the house for what it was.

    Anyway, here are my pics -


















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    Another nice post mate..you are certainly getting through them.
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    I guess thats what you would call a traditional stone welsh cottage - looks very old but have to say it looks in pretty good nick structure wise , its all there and looks solid as a rock.
    The stone spiral staircase is unuasual

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    Nothing special about that house. At least it kept you dry. But someone, at sometime lived in that house.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    I love South Wales. I was there over Christmas and I spotted loads of houses that looked derelict out in the fields with no roads leading to them. I wish I had the time to walk over to every one and have a look. This is a nice find :) great photos!

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    Beautiful cottage with some age about it and great collection of pics.

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    Another great report, keep them coming Rod.
    It's a great looking place with some great features, can't believe I didn't even take a photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Nothing special about that house.
    Actually there is - the construction. One has here another example of building on a budget and using the least expensive materials available to hand. Wooden staircases were expensive in materials and needed skilled joiners. A skilled mason - with the right size of rough stone available, would be able to construct a spiral staircase as he was putting up the wall work. Given a ready availability of rough stone, the cost would have been far cheaper than any wooden alternative in those days. A search through some of the old construction 'bills' of that time makes for fascinating reading - if one can find them!

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