Workers house and cottages, Ambergate, Derbyshire, March 2019

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Visited in the excellent company of Bikin Glynn. On the way to Ambergate Wire works and Oakhurst House you pass these set of workers’ cottages. There are 5-6 terrace properties and a series of outbuildings which were used to house the workers of the nearby Johnson and Nephew wire works. They’ve clearly been boarded up for a while and last time I was here you could get in some of them, although like the wire works there seems to have been a concerted effort to keep them sealed. Recently - Thursday 20th September 2018 to be precise – somebody set one of the end terrace cottages on fire and now it’s a burnt-out wreck. So, nothing to get to excited about but worth a few pictures:

Obligatory trashed washing machine in out-house:

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Think these were out-side toilets:

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Freshly burnt-out end terrace cottage:

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Nature taking over:

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Mmmm. Think I’ll give access a miss on this occasion:

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Obligatory ‘dick’ graff:

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Now this place was a bit of a bonus. Spied it out of the corner of our eye when we were looking at the wireworks. It looks like this cute little two-up, two-down cottage was boarded up at the same time as the workers cottage row. It’s fared better but is now open. Not too much to see inside but worth a few pictures:

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Every swing tells a story:

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Not much in the out-house:
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33589494468_f98da7ccde_b.jpg Ambergate Cottage 01 by HughieDW, on Flickr

Kitchen:

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Living room:

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And on to the up-stairs. Master bedroom:

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And a small bathroom:

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Would have made a cosy little house but can’t see much future for this place despite it currently being in reasonable nick:

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A little bit of tidying outside and a bit of renovation work indoors and that could be a nice little cottage.

Couldn't it just. One issue was the lack of a driveway to it so whether that was an issue that led to its abandonment who knows...
 

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Given the recent sealing up I reckon someone's already onto the case of restoring them. Are they listed structures in any way??
The first image with the washing machine - found myself gasping when I spotted the fragmented asbestos wall sheeting!

I'm amazed at just how much you lot are finding down that way. I think everyone moved out of those and moved into derelict properties up here!!
Interesting location that. For some reason abandoned swings fill me with sadness..
 

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