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Feb 26, 2013 14:44:21   #
fizzog
 
House has been like this for years and has now been cordoned off.Good restoration project !! The picture of the window shows cats who obviously find it a good home.The house is in a village in Willersley ,Herefordshire (UK). I guess it dates from around the 15th century.If there is any Hog out there from this part of England and can fill me in on the history I would be grateful






 
Feb 26, 2013 14:53:39   #
GWR100
 
So sad, what a stunning old house.

fizzog wrote:
House has been like this for years and has now been cordoned off.Good restoration project !! The picture of the window shows cats who obviously find it a good home.The house is in a village in Willersley ,Herefordshire (UK). I guess it dates from around the 15th century.If there is any Hog out there from this part of England and can fill me in on the history I would be grateful
Feb 26, 2013 15:02:39   #
donrent
 
I am amazed that in the UK they would let a place like that deteriate... What a shame..
Feb 26, 2013 15:02:39   #
donrent
 
I am amazed that in the UK they would let a place like that deteriate... What a shame..
Feb 26, 2013 15:50:19   #
Ched49 (a regular here)
 
I would love to know the history.
Feb 26, 2013 15:56:25   #
photophile (a regular here)
 
Well,at least those cats can find shelter there.
 
Feb 26, 2013 18:52:16   #
jeanbug35
 
At least the cats have somewhere to get out of the weather.
Feb 27, 2013 02:49:42   #
fizzog
 
This house has intrigued me for years so I will try to find out its history although I suspect this will not be easy.In Wales we have a museum of Welsh Life where derelict buildings from all over Wales are carefully dismantled,every stone or brick numbered, moved to the museum and reconstructed. In the south of England there is a similar museum.This house is surrounded by villages with houses of this period and the tourist board show a trail by road around the villages especially for tourists. The removal of houses for restoration is ,I believe, very complex and I agree no place should be left to deteriorate in this way. Thanks for your interest
Feb 27, 2013 02:56:30   #
GWR100
 
Hi Fizzog. This is the Downland
museum in West Sussex you talk about and I have added the web site for you to have a look at. Good luck with your research I look forward to the outcome?
Site --www.wealddown.co.uk







/quote=fizzog]This house has intrigued me for years so I will try to find out its history although I suspect this will not be easy.In Wales we have a museum of Welsh Life where derelict buildings from all over Wales are carefully dismantled,every stone or brick numbered, moved to the museum and reconstructed. In the south of England there is a similar museum.This house is surrounded by villages with houses of this period and the tourist board show a trail by road around the villages especially for tourists. The removal of houses for restoration is ,I believe, very complex and I agree no place should be left to deteriorate in this way. Thanks for your interest[/quote]
Feb 27, 2013 03:05:21   #
fizzog
 
Hi GWR100 I used to live in Southampton and West Sussex was part of my area.We visited this museum appro 25 yrs ago and bought some flour which was milled on site, took it home and made some bread.Love the south of England and will be in East Sussex and Kent in July for a short holiday
Feb 27, 2013 04:27:22   #
GWR100
 
Had I been around in July I would have loved to catch up with you and have a pint, but I will be in Jersey for most of it.

fizzog wrote:
Hi GWR100 I used to live in Southampton and West Sussex was part of my area.We visited this museum appro 25 yrs ago and bought some flour which was milled on site, took it home and made some bread.Love the south of England and will be in East Sussex and Kent in July for a short holiday
 
Feb 27, 2013 06:24:59   #
rlaugh (a regular here)
 
Wow..too bad,good shots!
Feb 27, 2013 09:13:16   #
VietVet
 
Great images. Too bad it's in such disrepair. It was probably a nice home in the past.
Feb 27, 2013 12:45:54   #
fizzog
 
HiGWR..Would just mention Jersey was also part of my area and went there usually every six weeks, needless to say I had a good stock of spirits in the house. Have a good time
Feb 27, 2013 17:36:23   #
fizzog
 
Hi everone.. I was pleased wirh the response to my photos of the derelict house but I now wonder if anyone can spot something in the photo that is not quite right. I will give you a clue..it does rain in Herefordshire now and again!!!
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