Quantcast

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

Help Support Derelict Places:

HughieD

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2013
Messages
5,157
Reaction score
10,335
Location
People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
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:

39668194110_387bb9894f_b.jpgimg6871 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The old gate:

27605374018_c0e4ce885d_b.jpgimg6870 by HughieDW, on Flickr

That outside WC:

41476664321_a5fc778dda_b.jpgimg6867 by HughieDW, on Flickr

41477183301_4f9c834f97_b.jpgimg6854 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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

41477134381_2a882dd507_b.jpgimg6855 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40763991854_5a41a76c5a_b.jpgimg6852 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40764033744_8dc964bb98_b.jpgimg6851 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40763829394_00fbd9c3fc_b.jpgimg6850 by HughieDW, on Flickr

41434960612_af7cc6cd00_b.jpgimg6848 by HughieDW, on Flickr

27606338338_91584d4ecc_b.jpgimg6847 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The poor cottage itself:

27606475098_6a9829c9be_b.jpgimg6843 by HughieDW, on Flickr

40763479784_01d16780c2_b.jpgimg6865 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The lean-to building's roof survived:

40583975435_f14abfa6ff_b.jpgimg6858 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The old oven inside:

40764096514_7d9353555e_b.jpgimg6845 by HughieDW, on Flickr

The worst affected bit of the house:

40584780915_bd1248a70e_b.jpgimg6844 by HughieDW, on Flickr

What's left of the kitchen:

40584130055_103b49e5d2_b.jpgimg6860 by HughieDW, on Flickr

27605641528_c43347dd0a_b.jpgimg6859 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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

40763509744_4ce0754dc4_b.jpgimg6861 by HughieDW, on Flickr

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

40763265484_0b8b977547_b.jpgimg6862 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Bye-bye again old friend;

40584435335_31a8e2a737_b.jpgimg6846 by HughieDW, on Flickr
 

smiler

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2010
Messages
4,854
Reaction score
3,387
Location
Lost in Cornwall
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.
 

BikinGlynn

Regular Member
Joined
Jun 7, 2014
Messages
1,486
Reaction score
2,756
Good to see this again hughie, seems such a long time ago since Iv been there.
Thanks for the great pics
 

Hugh Jorgan

Regular Member
Joined
Feb 2, 2015
Messages
2,634
Reaction score
1,658
Location
Aberdeen, Scotland
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.
 

HughieD

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2013
Messages
5,157
Reaction score
10,335
Location
People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
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.

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!

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.

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.

So sad
Terrible what happened here :(

Sadly it's a common theme innit?
 

Mikeymutt

Regular Member
Joined
Oct 14, 2013
Messages
3,119
Reaction score
11,675
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
 

Dirus_Strictus

Regular Member
Joined
Feb 20, 2008
Messages
1,861
Reaction score
1,597
Location
Rawdon Leeds
. The old oven inside:

40764096514_7d9353555e_b.jpgimg6845 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.
 

HughieD

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2013
Messages
5,157
Reaction score
10,335
Location
People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
. The old oven inside:

40764096514_7d9353555e_b.jpgimg6845 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!
 

prettyvacant71

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 1, 2012
Messages
1,701
Reaction score
1,842
Location
braintree
Funny how these kinda places seem to attract the Fray Bentos pie eater...you can store them flat, stack em high in your larder and they don't even require refrigeration...the puff pastry can be quite nice too on the steak ones:excitement: have I covered it DS???:playful::dejection:

Shame someone has eaten through the roof though...thanks nice one HD!
 

HughieD

Regular Member
Joined
Jan 6, 2013
Messages
5,157
Reaction score
10,335
Location
People's Republic of South Yorkshire.
Funny how these kinda places seem to attract the Fray Bentos pie eater...you can store them flat, stack em high in your larder and they don't even require refrigeration...the puff pastry can be quite nice too on the steak ones:excitement: have I covered it DS???:playful::dejection:

Shame someone has eaten through the roof though...thanks nice one HD!

Lol. Fray is da way PV!
 
Top