NY3949 : A thatched cottage at Ratten Row

taken 11 years ago, near to Durdar, Cumbria, England

A thatched cottage at Ratten Row
A thatched cottage at Ratten Row
There is a date above the door of 1689. Older parts of the walls are constructed of clay and straw, a once common technique known locally as clay dabbin - only a few hundred examples survive in Cumbria today (see report by North of England Civic Trust LinkExternal link ).
Thatched roofs are rarely seen in north Cumbria. This one has been restored fairly recently, a photo taken in 2002 shows a roof of corrugated iron (Images of England LinkExternal link ).

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Geographical Context: Village, Rural settlement Housing, Dwellings other tags: Ratten Row Thatched Cottage Clay Dabbin Listed Building Grade II Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 20 April, 2013   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 2 July, 2013
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3941 4964 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:50.2738N 2:56.6938W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 3942 4963
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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