Photo-a-Day (Tuesday, 22nd March, 2016)
Probably housed the workers on the estate in previous years!
Have seen these cottages smothered in snow - just as perfect in early Spring! It is a peaceful scene indeed.
I like the garden gate to the right, it blends in with the window frames.
It does Garry.
The craftsmanship in the wrought iron work is superb!
And the pattern on the eaves as well!
What a delightful residence to call home.
They're just beautiful..and I know a lovely person that lives in one of them.
Queen Anne revival style?
Picture postcard stuff.
Lovely picture David.
back around 1975 my wife was part of a team taking 20 children from the play school to Haigh Hall passing these cottages on the way. When they arrived at the Hall a headcount was taken only to find they now had 21 children, one small child who lived in one of these cottages had decided to tag on for the day out. There was a little panic as we can imagine before the child was returned to a rather worried mother.
They're just as nice inside as out , a good friend of mine lives in one. When my children were young they always referred to then as The Fairy Tale Cottages .
My friend lives in one of those. They are beautiful. When my friend moved in, the removal man told him that his children used to call them The Hansel and Gretel Cottages.
These cottages could tell some tales. Two were once connected internally. I am currently studying the Diaries of Henry Ainsworth who lived in one cottage for many years. Hopefully it will make a story for Past Forward one day.