SJ9964 : Roach End, view from the back

taken 4 years ago, near to Burntcliff Top, Cheshire, Great Britain

Roach End, view from the back
Roach End, view from the back
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"Roachend is a rather unusual derelict cottage. (Take care it does not look too safe). If you stand at the gate across the road looking towards Tittersworth reservoir, to your left you will see a dilapidated barn. From this barn you can see the cottage. It is unusual because it has the shippon where the cows were kept underneath the house. This had the great advantage that it heated the house in winter because cows give off an incredible amount of heat. This property is at 1500ft so this layout would be a distinct advantage. The smell would be pretty bad though.chimney outlet The cows did not provide all the heat however because the story goes that the coal fire smoked very badly, which is not unusual for houses located under the lip of a hill. It was so bad that that the resident -a Mr Kirkham- decided to solve the problem by hand digging a trench up the field to the back left of the building up to the wall at the top of the field. He lined the trench with stone flags to make a pipe and back filled the trench. He built an outlet into the dry stone wall. Come the day to try the fire using his new chimney the fire smoked just as badly!! However all was not lost when the chimney warmed up it did work, but he had to keep a fire going 24 hours a day or it would cool down and smoke again. The outlet can still be seen in the wall above the house."

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Date Taken
Wednesday, 17 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Monday, 29 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Farm, Fishery, Market Gardening  Housing, Dwellings  Derelict, Disused 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9978 6420 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:10.4945N 2:0.2848W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9980 6419
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Ruin  Ruined Cottage  Ruined Farmhouse 

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