Farms, Country Cottages and Smaller Houses

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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Explore #1: Rock N Roll Farm, Norfolk – August 2013

This was my very first explore, and was successful beyond my wildest hopes. The site is a farmhouse and outbuildings in rural Norfolk, and from what I can gather has been empty since circa 2006. I visited with Dora P (aka Mrs X), and we were fully expecting to be unable to gain access to the farmhouse itself, but were pleasantly suprised! Thanks for looking.

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