For the finale of Thursday Doors from Cootehill I’ve saved quite a mixed lot of buildings. This first one is a former Methodist church, built in 1870, which is now a Freemason’s Hall. It replaced an earlier Meeting House, dating from 1797. The founder of Methodism, John Wesley, visited the town many times. Just in behind the church is The Manse, seen through the trees and shrubs. It was built around the same time as the church and would have been occupied by the minister/clergy of the day.
I couldn’t find any information on the next row of buildings. They look like domestic or labourers homes attached to a coach house or stables, possibly part of a large estate house. Bellamont House is near the town and was built in the early 1700’s with similar stonework and redbrick trim.
The roof has fallen in on most of these buildings but the centre one is still intact.
It looks like someone is living in that one. I love the way it stands out from the rest, showing us how they must have all looked originally. Hopefully, the electricity supply has been upgraded.
I couldn’t find any information on the next building either. It looks historical but I can’t tell from what era. Maybe late Victorian?
Dan has a great selection of links over on his blog this week. Thanks for coming along on this grand finale of Cootehill Thursday Doors.