Derp Houses Volume 1, Co.Antrim, Northern Ireland, December 2018.

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HughieD

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No real history or details here. The thing that these houses have all got in common, aside from being located in County Antrim, is they are all in a pretty poor state and/or have got very little left in the way of stuff inside (hence not merit worthy of a full report).

There's widespread residential dereliction in Northern Ireland, due to depopulation of rural areas as people headed for Belfast and beyond. This is borne out by the 2017 Population Census. Of the overall population of 1.87 million, 623 thousand (33%) were located in the Belfast Metropolitan area. That leaves two thirds of the pop spread over an area of 13,170 sq. km at a population density of just 95/ sq. km.

House 1: Torr Road
By the side of the road and just a shell but quite photogenic:

39701990873_5db83e415c_b.jpgMiscill Derelict NI 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

46666088721_eb6bd2099b_b.jpgimg0322 by HughieDW, on Flickr

31725178277_7a85ff7a87_b.jpgMiscill Derelict NI 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39701951443_6df868e655_b.jpgMiscill Derelict NI 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

House 2: The Blacksmith's house, Ballyvoy
Again long-time abandoned, very far gone and very dark:

46615821052_80371d4d93_b.jpgimg0392 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39703496183_18d381b561_b.jpgimg0390 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39703533903_d64d6a2dd8_b.jpgimg0389 by HughieDW, on Flickr

31726902197_6116db3dfc_b.jpgimg0384 by HughieDW, on Flickr

46615997022_1eacdbb734_b.jpgimg0386 by HughieDW, on Flickr

32794169298_2e9dd33476_b.jpgimg0387 by HughieDW, on Flickr

46668557091_f9542e9bfb_b.jpgimg0388 by HughieDW, on Flickr

House 3:
Also Ballyvoy and just round the corner for House 2. Bigger but even less to see:

46673918331_4212e3938f_b.jpgimg0393 by HughieDW, on Flickr

46621412522_5191ca57f6_b.jpgimg0395 by HughieDW, on Flickr

31729100447_975d5e411f_b.jpgimg0397 by HughieDW, on Flickr

House 4:
The third of three houses in Ballyvoy - this cottage was again pretty slim pickings:

46670851711_0aa4c7b6fd_b.jpgimg0400 by HughieDW, on Flickr

45755707175_3fbeb9bd97_b.jpgimg0401 by HughieDW, on Flickr

45755684775_889834fea7_b.jpgimg0402 by HughieDW, on Flickr

39705756353_5df5aa2122_b.jpgimg0403 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

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That last pics cool! shame they look like they were once nice places!
 

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