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    Cute little find Vertigo Rod :) love that Avo Meter! Nice to see a report from you.


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    This is really nice. I hope it's still there. I'm really liking the Avo meters and the really old TV. Bonus points for the big jars of pickled onions that still look OK!

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    Brilliant picture angles, I felt like I was there on my own.

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    Yeah it's gone mate, I explored it in 2016 too, was good back then but it was demolished around Feb/March 2017

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ha.zel View Post
    Nice find! I've never seen stairs like that before
    Very common in 18C and 19C worker's and labourer's cottages - where living space was at a premium (the advent of the Building Regs and the later Home Improvement Grants meant that many of these staircases were ripped out). Stairways were always shut off from the downstairs living area in an effort to keep the smoke and smells out of the sleeping areas. This type of stairway was the reason the pictured four section wardrobe was produced. In one piece, the complete unit would not go up the stairs - but break the thing down into its four sections - draw base, three hanging sections with doors and the individual bits were easily worked up the stairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    Very common in 18C and 19C worker's and labourer's cottages - where living space was at a premium (the advent of the Building Regs and the later Home Improvement Grants meant that many of these staircases were ripped out). Stairways were always shut off from the downstairs living area in an effort to keep the smoke and smells out of the sleeping areas. This type of stairway was the reason the pictured four section wardrobe was produced. In one piece, the complete unit would not go up the stairs - but break the thing down into its four sections - draw base, three hanging sections with doors and the individual bits were easily worked up the stairs.
    Thank you for the great info. After reading that am so glad I was able to document it! Living in the valleys I am aware that this type of stairway still exist in many of the older mining village houses. They are not very practical in modern days, but historically lovely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TopAbandoned View Post
    Yeah it's gone mate, I explored it in 2016 too, was good back then but it was demolished around Feb/March 2017

    Ahhh, really hoped I was wrong. Real shame. You got pics of it on here too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Cute little find Vertigo Rod :) love that Avo Meter! Nice to see a report from you.
    Thank you Rubex - nice to be back! Looking forward to seeing all your explores I've missed :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vertigo Rod View Post
    Thank you for the great info. After reading that am so glad I was able to document it! Living in the valleys I am aware that this type of stairway still exist in many of the older mining village houses. They are not very practical in modern days, but historically lovely.
    Thank you! It is the architecture and layout of these workers' habitations that I am really interested in. You living where you do, will enable you to see plenty of the genuine stuff. Always enjoyed my travels in your neck of the woods.

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    Lovely find that mate. Lots of stuff left to have a look at :)

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