This is the cottage which still has the complete old fire range in along with the cooking pot/cauldron. (see my portfolio for ‘Cooking the old way.’)
Roofless and still standing in spite of it’s open outlook (apart from the roof).
There used to be a roof tax which is why the roof on this cottage has been removed. It’s still there but left to the side. That way, the building, being roofless did not warrant a tax being paid.


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  • John44
    John44over 3 years ago

    What a fine Hotel for optimists :-))
    Special and good style

  • If you like the outdoors, it’s a great place to bed down! xx

    – sarnia2

  • Peter Stone
    Peter Stoneover 3 years ago

    Super capture Angela

  • Thank you again Peter:))

    – sarnia2

  • patjila
    patjilaover 3 years ago

    Perfect open air hotel accomodations :) Love the title/story plus capture Sarnia!

  • Thank you for your kind comment and fave Patjila

    – sarnia2

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellover 3 years ago

    How bizare! A roof tax! That explains a lot actually come to think of it!! Lovely photo! Instant fav!!

  • I don’t know whwether roof tax exists anymore but I know that as long as an empty house hada roof on it you were liable to pay something. That’s why we see a lot of roofless derelict cottages. Thanks for faving Chris!

    – sarnia2

  • Chris Cardwell
    Chris Cardwellover 3 years ago

    ive always wondered why all these cottages have no roofs, despite maybe not being all that old! You’ve actually just answered one of my life long questions (and I have many!! Lol)

  • Well Chris, I’m a mind of useless info, so you can always try me!! LOL LOL

    – sarnia2

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