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    Default Lock Keeper's cottage, Stenwith, Lincs, April 2018


    A regular (re)visit of mine. Perhaps it's the idyllic location of this place that draws me here. Or some other sentimental attachment. It's been almost a year to the day since I last reported on this place. The last visit was the first time I'd been since the fire that ripped through the lion's share of the roof and leaving the cottage past any realistic chance of redemption.

    Not much more to report. The place still remains in a forlorn state, unlikely ever to be restored. Sad really. Anyhow, you can find detailed history of the place HERE.

    On with the pictures:

    A view of the nearby lock on the Grantham canal:

    img6871 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The old gate:

    img6870 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    That outside WC:

    img6867 by HughieDW, on Flickr



    img6854 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    There's more of interest in the out-buildings now to be honest:

    img6855 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6852 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6851 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6850 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6848 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6847 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The poor cottage itself:

    img6843 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6865 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The lean-to building's roof survived:

    img6858 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The old oven inside:

    img6845 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The worst affected bit of the house:

    img6844 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    What's left of the kitchen:

    img6860 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    img6859 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    The lounge is the room in best condition but is still in a poor way:

    img6861 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    What's left of the upper floor, now minus the fireplace:

    img6862 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    Bye-bye again old friend;

    img6846 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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    I've followed your posts on this site and liked all of em, shame the folk fascinated by fire found it but still worth your time, I wonder what another year will bring.
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    Good to see this again hughie, seems such a long time ago since Iv been there.
    Thanks for the great pics

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    Dear oh dear, this place seems to get worse. I remember at one time this property had a price tag on it. But, sadly looks like more of the roof is disappearing. Nice update.
    When the going gets tough - the tough get going.

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    Such a shame. Love the picture of the lock :)

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    So sad
    Terrible what happened here :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by smiler View Post
    I've followed your posts on this site and liked all of em, shame the folk fascinated by fire found it but still worth your time, I wonder what another year will bring.
    A little birdy told me someone wanted to take a lease out on the place and restore it but nothing has materialised yet.

    Quote Originally Posted by BikinGlynn View Post
    Good to see this again hughie, seems such a long time ago since Iv been there.
    Thanks for the great pics
    Cheers BG. Let's hope next time there are some positive things to report!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh Jorgan View Post
    Dear oh dear, this place seems to get worse. I remember at one time this property had a price tag on it. But, sadly looks like more of the roof is disappearing. Nice update.
    Think it is slightly worse for wear than a year ago. Makes you wonder if they lowered the price tag and it sold all those years ago when it went to auction.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rubex View Post
    Such a shame. Love the picture of the lock :)
    Cheers Rubex. There's a lovely walk along Grantham canal and this would have made a great little tea house or cafe.

    Quote Originally Posted by The Wombat View Post
    So sad
    Terrible what happened here :(
    Sadly it's a common theme innit?

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    I think this must be your favourite place mate ha ha.was this your tenth visit.but I can see why you like going the setting is beautiful.such a shame how it's gone though.nice little update that
    I like to go where others fear to tread.

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    . The old oven inside:

    img6845 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This of course is not an oven - its common name is a 'Copper' (although copper metal was used only on the ones fitted in expensive properties. They were mainly made from cast iron or steel) It was the source of hot water for this place originally, but would also be used for boiling up bed linen etc, on wash day. Large metal jugs would be used to transfer hot water to the bath, sink or basin. Many were also used for cooking up stews, jam making and when the interior was hot and dry, allowing the bread dough to rise - but not to bake bread. Heating a dry copper to bread baking temperature will ruin the structure. Very common in the outside wash house of early, large Victorian Houses. Until I was eleven my family lived in a large flat in a very large victorian semi, still had its complete wash house and large underground brick lined well chamber for fresh water in the back yard. Only thing missing was the pump that had disappeared in a WW2 scrap metal drive. Place is still flats and the occupants (unknowingly?) still park their cars over the chamber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirus_Strictus View Post
    . The old oven inside:

    img6845 by HughieDW, on Flickr

    This of course is not an oven - its common name is a 'Copper' (although copper metal was used only on the ones fitted in expensive properties. They were mainly made from cast iron or steel) It was the source of hot water for this place originally, but would also be used for boiling up bed linen etc, on wash day. Large metal jugs would be used to transfer hot water to the bath, sink or basin. Many were also used for cooking up stews, jam making and when the interior was hot and dry, allowing the bread dough to rise - but not to bake bread. Heating a dry copper to bread baking temperature will ruin the structure. Very common in the outside wash house of early, large Victorian Houses. Until I was eleven my family lived in a large flat in a very large victorian semi, still had its complete wash house and large underground brick lined well chamber for fresh water in the back yard. Only thing missing was the pump that had disappeared in a WW2 scrap metal drive. Place is still flats and the occupants (unknowingly?) still park their cars over the chamber.
    As always Dirus, thank you for the knowledge!

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