Winspit House, nr Worth Matravers

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jodieboulger

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Hello! I discovered this website about a year ago and became fascinated with it, but this will actually be my first post :) I went for a walk this week in the Purbecks in a place called Winspit near Worth Matravers. As I was walking back from the cliffs (where, by the way, are some amazing caves) I found this derelict house. Not really sure how long it would have been empty for but as you'll see from the pictures, there's an original AGA, which I thought was pretty cool. Part of the house, possibly the bedroom, had actually been built into the rock from the landscape too. Anyway, a pretty nice find in my opinion! I hope you all enjoy.

IMG_0317 by Jodie Boulger, on Flickr

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Welcome to the forum Jodie, I enjoyed your report and pics, Nicely Done, Thanks
 

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Nicely done, interesting place & always good to find something new. Thanks for sharing!
 

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Nice pictures and not bad for your first post. What do you do with a Butt Chappie?. The house looks like a cosy one at one time. It looks like its been built into the hillside.
 

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What do you do with a Butt Chappie?

One of a series of vulgar mock ads that appeared online at the time, based around actual TV ads / products and all containing references to human bodily waste. Probably the work of some gifted teenager who is now a senior advertising exec!

Jodie; very good, informative photographs - nice to see the remains of the gas lighting and that all important exterior shot!
 

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What a strange little house, I wonder what its history is?

Great find there and lovely first report, thanks!:D
 

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Hi Jodie, I found the cottage last year and took photos of the Aga etc. I have been trying to find it on Google maps and google earth but all I can see is a bit of white above the cottage on the rough road below it. It is off an animal track. Think there were two cottages once as what shows up on ordnance survey is two cottages North of the lived in cottage. The ruins are hidden by ivy and trees so not visible from above. I took lots of pictures. I was trying to describe how to find it to a Duo "Ninebarrow" who write walking books and sing about Dorset. They have tried to find it but failed.Could not see your pictures. I would like to share mine but they are on my phone and I am on my PC...
 
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Hi Jodie, I found the cottage last year and took photos of the Aga etc. I have been trying to find it on Google maps and google earth but all I can see is a bit of white above the cottage on the rough road below it. It is off an animal track. Think there were two cottages once as what shows up on ordnance survey is two cottages North of the lived in cottage. The ruins are hidden by ivy and trees so not visible from above. I took lots of pictures. I was trying to describe how to find it to a Duo "Ninebarrow" who write walking books and sing about Dorset. They have tried to find it but failed.Could not see your pictures. I would like to share mine but they are on my phone and I am on my PC...
Ayup, first off, my apologies for editing your post but I don't think putting your real name is wise.

RE the pics on Your phone, you can just Bluetooth them to your pc probably if you can't post from your portable electronic telecommunications device
 

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Thanks...here are my pictures
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This is a movie I made of the hidden ruins of the cottage at Winspit near Worth Matravers near Swanage. It starts with graffiti inside.
 

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