SU4848 : Freefolk: thatched almshouses

taken 13 years ago, near to Laverstoke, Hampshire, Great Britain

Freefolk: thatched almshouses
Freefolk: thatched almshouses
The Portal Estate built these in 1938 for workers at their paper mill in neighbouring Laverstoke. They are in the process (June 2007) of being rethatched, the job last having been carried out in 1978.
It comprises over 18,000ft² of thatch, covering a length of 600 feet, which is claimed to be the longest span of residential thatch in Britain (see also ST9808 : Manswood: Britain’s longest continuous thatch (reputedly), though that used to be 11 cottages and a post office so it may not count as residential!).
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SU4848, 141 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 29 June, 2007
Category
Almshouses   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 486 488 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.1789N 1:18.2634W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 487 487
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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