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UK Twenty Foot House - Lincolnshire - March 2016

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I can't find much history on this one. All I know is that this was an established farm for some years before the owners moved to a new premises in the Lincolnshire area. After being pointed out that there is still a lot left here especially if they just moved I am now unsure as to why this place is empty. I had read somewhere they had moved premises but that seems unlikely. The residents were well known within the area and their family dates back to the 1800's. This was once a thriving farm. Producing Pigs for Bacon as well as other fresh produce.

 

The explore

 

Firstly thanks to @Mikeymutt for info on this place. Much appreciated as always :)

Visited with @hamtagger as always :D Really nice explore this. Infact I may as well say that I have got the bug for cottaging haha!

Everywhere we turned in this litle place was something to see. There is so much here that will sadly end up in a skip one day but it is one of those houses I looked at and really thought I could live here. Looking beyond the damage and the way it was, it has real potential.

Some really grand features, mainly the furniture. The house was lovely and dotted with age old signs that it really needs some

modernising. Nice and leisurely though, lots of noises, the wind banging doors upstairs, birds in the loft etc.

Anyway enough of me waffling, here are the pics

 

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My love of wallpaper & fabric continues..

 

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Thanks for looking!

 

 

 

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Amazing little place there, wonder why they didn't clear it out if they just moved premises? Must be more to the story otherwise seems a pointless waste...

 

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Nice to see you doing a cottage :) If you need any locations let me know. Some really nice close ups. 

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1 hour ago, The_Raw said:

Amazing little place there, wonder why they didn't clear it out if they just moved premises? Must be more to the story otherwise seems a pointless waste...

 

:comp: 

 

You have a very good point, there is a hell of a lot left. Maybe someone died. I just noticed a sign on the back saying they had moved but thinking back not entirely sure if it was for this place or not. I will edit. 

52 minutes ago, Vulex said:

Nice to see you doing a cottage :) If you need any locations let me know. Some really nice close ups. 

Thank you mate :) 

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That's pretty cool, love the old bakerlite radio. I bet that would still work if it was plugged in, they're pretty robust normally. 

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4 hours ago, Maniac said:

That's pretty cool, love the old bakerlite radio. I bet that would still work if it was plugged in, they're pretty robust normally. 

I have one of these in my kitchen and it works spot on. Nice photos

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Loved this place :) . Those detail shots came out really nice, i like the old elastoplast one :thumb 

 

We should buy this place :wub:

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That's a belter. That bed with royal seal epic. And the Joseph ward Bolton label with telephone number of 3456 old 4 number telephone really nice. Need get my finger out and see some of these. Great pics and report

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On ‎26‎/‎04‎/‎2016 at 1:12 PM, Maniac said:

That's pretty cool, love the old bakerlite radio. I bet that would still work if it was plugged in, they're pretty robust normally. 

 

Thanks mate, it seemed in very good condition :thumb

 

On ‎26‎/‎04‎/‎2016 at 1:46 PM, Andy said:

Some nice things and detail shots there.

 

Cheers Andy :)

 

21 hours ago, DirtyJigsaw said:

Very nice shots, the wallpaper and curtain details are cool 

 

Ah thanks mate, :) 

 

20 hours ago, dubgav14 said:

I have one of these in my kitchen and it works spot on. Nice photos

 

I am envious, thank you :) 

 

16 hours ago, hamtagger said:

Loved this place :) . Those detail shots came out really nice, i like the old elastoplast one :thumb 

 

We should buy this place :wub:

 

We can dream :) Thanks :wub: 

 

7 hours ago, coolboyslim said:

That's a belter. That bed with royal seal epic. And the Joseph ward Bolton label with telephone number of 3456 old 4 number telephone really nice. Need get my finger out and see some of these. Great pics and report

 

Thank you, the label was one of my favourite parts of the whole explore. Love finding little things like that and the royal seal, well I doubt there are many of them around nowadays. :) 

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