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UK House nr Ambergate Wireworks - Jan 2016

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Went exploring the old wireworks site in Ambergate. Before getting to the factories we passed this. It is below Oakhurst, the old mock Tudor house and on the same level as the factories.  It looks like it may have been a boarding house or some sort of lodging house. We were really short on time before we saw this, so only had a quick peek. There are little sheds and outbuildings dotted about that we never checked out and only went into the first part.

 

From the outside it all looks fine, but inside the bit we went into, most of the ceilings had collapsed due to dry rot I think, it isn't damp, more like dusty. There were no stairs at all, couldn't tell if they had rotted or been removed. Still had the old cooker and fridge and what was left of a double bed balancing on a beam. And that's about it, worth another look one day...

 

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These are pictures of Holly Farm (I think) .Anyway my great great grandfather lived there and farmed the land in front of the cottage down to the river .My great grand father lived there until he got wed and worked as a clerk at the factory

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On 01/03/2017 at 9:13 PM, sgt2449 said:

These are pictures of Holly Farm (I think) .Anyway my great great grandfather lived there and farmed the land in front of the cottage down to the river .My great grand father lived there until he got wed and worked as a clerk at the factory

 

Interesting stuff mate, thanks for posting :) 

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