Farms, Country Cottages and Smaller Houses

Explore #23: Forge Cottage, Long Stratton, Norfolk – December 2013

I’d done a drive-by recce of this VERY derelict cottage on the way back from work a week or so previously, but hadn’t ventured in as I was in my suit! Despite not having very high expectations, and the woeful condition of the property, it was a surprisingly interesting little explore, thanks to the varied and numerous artefacts left behind. Many thanks to Kubix_UK for the rumour of this place. I haven’t been able to find any history of note,…

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Explore #20: Bridge Farmhouse, Mettingham, Suffolk – November 2013

Just a very quick report this one, as there was not much remaining of interest. This 16th Century farmhouse was Grade II listed in 1986, but was noted as being “semi-derelict” when it was surveyed in June 1985. It’s clearly continued its slow decline to oblivion ever since… You know you’re scraping the barrel when you resort to including a black and white shot of a knackered old bicycle… Thanks for looking… the next report will be more exciting I…

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Explore #14: Elm Row, Ramsholt, Suffolk – October 2013

Dora P and I thoroughly enjoyed this little mooch. Set deep in the Suffolk countryside, Elm Row is a derelict terrace of early 19th century farmworkers’ cottages, set near to the land where the tenants worked. British Listed Building says that they are “an unusual survival” – although it’s obvious that like so many other abandoned buildings of interest the only reason that they have not long since been demolished is because they are listed (Grade II in this case).…

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