Farm worker’s cottages, Langholme, Lincolnshire, March 2020

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1. The History
Next to no information on this pair of farm worker’s cottages at Langholme in Lincolnshire. There’s a little more about the manor farmhouse across the road, as it was Grade II listed in July 1987. Dating from 1790-1800, it cuts a sad and dilapidated image.

2. The Explore
So, after a day of initial failure, the derps came good. The second pair of farm worker’s cottages here in the depths of Lincolnshire. Unloved and left to fall down, this pair of cottages are nothing special. They are empty and long abandoned with no to zero hope of ever being restored. The Google Earth image is clearly from a long time, since these symmetric houses are in much better condition and the trees that have grown up in front and the ivy smothering it are nowhere to be seen. It’s a real shame as these could have been cosy little rural homes. While pretty unspectacular, with the lovely March-afternoon light shafting over them, there was some photographic merit to be seen here.

3. The Pictures

First up, the inaccessible manor farm (far too close to a live farm):

49667923776_d505de7c7a_b.jpg Langholme Ln 10 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49667930276_6dde44a743_b.jpg img6065 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49667381158_a5cec048c9_b.jpg Langholme Ln 11 by HughieDW, on Flickr

On to the farm-workers cottages:

49667923106_823c883c00_b.jpg Langholme Ln 12 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49668212322_65d47586cd_b.jpg img6068 by HughieDW, on Flickr

In we go, into the first cottage:

49667383143_16d1b394b0_b.jpg Langholme Ln 03 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49667925661_3913f51b87_b.jpg Langholme Ln 02 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49667925881_f82a33ef5d_b.jpg Langholme Ln 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Up-stairs is also pretty bare:

49667382963_208fcbbfe5_b.jpg Langholme Ln 04 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The nicest feature is this bedroom fireplace which is yet to be ripped:

49667382758_544f6942c8_b.jpg Langholme Ln 05 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49668209317_90b782d0d4_b.jpg Langholme Ln 06 by
HughieDW, on Flickr

Sweeping views:

49667939416_e1c913953c_b.jpg img6046 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The out-shed has had it too:

49668222772_19d641cca1_b.jpg img6047 by HughieDW, on Flickr

On to the second cottage:

49668219082_09c33f9450_b.jpg img6053 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Loving this lightshade:

49667391608_42b4785cdb_b.jpg img6055 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49667382293_8eecdf9be4_b.jpg Langholme Ln 07 by HughieDW, on Flickr

49668208922_eb518b4ee0_b.jpg Langholme Ln 08 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The curtains up-stairs are a bit tatty:

49668208637_3a8a8e16fb_b.jpg Langholme Ln 09 by HughieDW, on Flickr

And the bathroom is trashed:

49667390288_49cc7d01de_b.jpg img6058 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Lonely is the broken lightbulb:

49667937401_95bd60b647_b.jpg img6048 by HughieDW, on Flickr