At the back of the cottage there are 2 small ruins...
.. the smaller of the 2 is hidden in the trees
The larger has a very big chimney for such a small room and we've heard various possible explanations for the original purpose... from a tiny house or 'smoke house' to a 'cauldron room'... as used in Wales to cook up scraps for pigs.
More recently, in the 1950s, we know that it was used for pigs, while a small lean-to area at the front of the cottage was used to house a veal calf.
At some point, when the cottage is near completion, I'd like to renovate these little buildings. In the meantime I'm trying to prevent the chimney from crashing by the use of acro props...
1 week ago