Plenty of Thursday Doors on this week’s post, although not all of them are in place. This row of cottages has three different roofs and the center house looks as if it was built as an afterthought, filling in the gap. The green exterior door is in better condition than the rest of the cottage (and its neighbours). I even managed to photograph the interior doors – without putting a foot inside.
Seven of them lay just inside the entrance pillars, entangled in the briars, their white coats peeling away. The gable end has disappeared beneath the ivy but the facade of the cottages has escaped being smothered – for now.
Further along the narrow road another row of cottages are in worse condition. The vine branches are so thick you can tell they’ve been there for a very long time.
I think these small dilapidated cottages once housed families of flour mill workers as there is a big old ruin of a mill on the same road. There’s a planning notice at the entrance, so maybe someone is going to take on the job of renovating and refurbishing. They will certainly have their work cut out for them, as you can see from the following image.
For more Thursday Doors check out Norm’s blog, always something of interest there.