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Denmans Cottage – Hill End NSW Australia
A vision from the past……….

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Cottage information: "Denman’s Cottage is a simple vernacular stone masonry residence. Its form and layout is typical of many 19th century Australian cottages, being a four roomed residence with a central hallway and attached skillions at rear.

The vernacular cottage has a timeless quality, based on the Georgian building tradition, acclimatized with a verandah, it proliferated in the 1850s and 1860s, with the population growth of the gold rushes. They were typical workers cottages, their materials reflecting the era and place of building: red brick in Wagga Wagga, rubble stone in Burra, wattle and daub in Gulgong or Hill End.

What differentiates Denman’s Cottage from other cottages in Hill End is its use of materials. It is distinctive in Hill End because of its use of stone as the principal construction material. … According to the Ashley & Kent study in 1989 the cottage was one of only two remaining stone cottages in Hill End.

It can be seen from this comparative assessment that Denman’s Cottage is a representative New South Wales example of a mid 19th century Victorian cottage but is a particularly rare Hill End example of masonry construction."

Nikon D700 14-24 f2.8 tripod
ISO 200 f22 @14mm 1.6 sec
Base image 9 image HDR +/- 1 stop processed in Photomatix pro and PS CS5
Ghost studio shot

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  • Richard  Cubitt
    Richard Cubittalmost 4 years ago

    Great work again, love the old deserted houses!

  • Cheers Richard, I can’t help myself in places as moody as this. Many thanks for the fave !!

    – Ian English

  • Philip Johnson
    Philip Johnsonalmost 4 years ago

    a stunner Ian you and your ghosts lol

  • You probably saw her on your ghost tour Philip……lol Thanks for the fave

    – Ian English

  • Joseph T. Meirose IV
    Joseph T. Meir...almost 4 years ago

    Woah, Wow, Awesome! ;)

  • Hey Joe, thanks mate ;)))

    – Ian English

  • Thanks for the fave Joe!!

    – Ian English

  • Kathy Baccari
    Kathy Baccarialmost 4 years ago

  • Cheers Kathy

    – Ian English

  • John Hare
    John Harealmost 4 years ago


  • Thanks very much John !

    – Ian English

  • pgmART
    pgmARTalmost 4 years ago

    and complete with ghost! nice find! :)

  • Cheers Peter and thanks for the fave !!

    – Ian English

  • MonicaMulder
    MonicaMulderalmost 4 years ago

    Great work (again) Ian! Your are on fire!!!

  • Thanks Monica xx

    – Ian English

  • Tom McCleary
    Tom McClearyalmost 4 years ago

    Fantastic. Wonderful lighted atmosphere.

  • Thanks Tom, really appreciate your comment !!!

    – Ian English

  • Polly x
    Polly xalmost 4 years ago

  • Cheers Polly

    – Ian English

  • Phil Woodman
    Phil Woodmanalmost 4 years ago

    Orbs & ghosts … good one Ian.

  • Amazing what you find in these old places Phil, thanks mate !!

    – Ian English

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