Grade II Listed Workers Cottages

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To be honest we never expected to gain entry to these Grade II listed workers cottages but attended anyway so as to have a quick look.
However to our surprise luck was with us.
Once we gained entry we were able to drink in some of the few fittings that were actually left on view.
They are being used as a decorators storage works at the moment so unless we started hefting things around and drawing attention to ourselves (people were working outside just yards away) we were only able to catch glimpses of the original cottages fittings. For example the cottages fine Yorkshire Range made at the Shales and Moore Foundry which I believe is now a block of flats/apartments?
These two tiny workers cottages pretty dour looking from the outside, are described as “extremely rare” survivors, examples of a pair of free-standing, blind back urban cottages. They are listed grade II and their rarity lies in the fact that most other examples were swept away both pre and post the Second World War. They were built in around 1850 and provided accommodation to workers very close to their place of work.
3 Storeys high with a single room on each floor accommodation was pretty modest.
The original door has a plate depicting this site as the "Walshaw and Locking Limited Registered Office" although we are not sure at what time this would have been.
The stairs leading to the upstairs part of the building looked weak feeble and treacherous and so sadly we decided against trying them but were keen not to damage anything either.
Nevertheless we were thrilled with this tiny explore and enjoyed breathing in the history immensely.
Throwing questions around at a couple of businesses nearby gleaned the information (their words not mine) that the present owner at the moment cannot afford to do anything with the cottages and is trying to offload them via auction. They are difficult to sell as the original Landowner of the area is said to have been the Earl of Devonshire (no idea if this is true) and there are so many Covenants involved with the Grade II listing that it will be awfully hard to bring the cottages back to their former glory.
Thanks for having a butchers.
Hope you like the set.
I will add a link to our video of this explore when it has finished cooking.
 

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What an odd little thing, I rather like this. Cracking work

Ty Sir. 👍
You don't see much history like this left anymore. May I ask as to what area of the country this is? Just roughly, I don't want the address
 

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Fantastic explore…loved it 👌🏻 Rare to find out something as special as this!!
 

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