Cottage Row, Wales, Aug 2020

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FunkyMuffin

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History: (compliments of LeeWood) Early C17 range of almshouses, dated by a sunk panel over the central porch entrance which bears the date and initials: I P H S 1620
The purpose of building an almshouse was for the relief of 10 men over the age of 50 years, each to receive £5 per annum. After a number of other beneficiaries were named, each received £20 for their trouble, the residue of the estate was left to pay for the maintenance of the almshouses. The houses, complete with linen, were completed for the sum of £300. Originally there were 10 almshouses, each with a single room downstairs and a small loft/bedroom above. In the mid C20 the range was modernised, wider windows inserted along the rear and the internal arrangement adjusted so that today there are 5 houses along the range; all now have 2 ground floor rooms apiece.

Explore: Was given the location by a Welsh friend who told me not to expect much. Visited while passing through to other locations but I loved it nonetheless. Practically in the middle of nowhere and as peaceful as it comes. All but two cottages were locked, one completely empty the other minimal. The storage blocks were empty as well. One thing that hit me was the musty smell as I entered. I didn’t stay long due to time restraints but I’ll plan another visit back there soon.

On with the few photos I did manage to get and thanks for looking.

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These are early C17th almshouses for up to 10 local men over the age of 50yrs. There's a bit of history at the link below.
 
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What an amazing explore. Thank you for sharing. I bet these were cottages for a farmers workers. It would make an amazing weekend retreat if restored.
 

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"I guess I’m biased, but we in wales do have the best ever cottage time capsules"

Well you might be and I have little to judge them by, but I would say you were right. Even in their present state they have charm.
Love the fireplace, but I also can't imagine anything keeping those cottages warm and cosy on a winter's night so much as those thick stone walls.
What a delightful place. Thank you so much for sharing :)
 

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