Cowart's Common Room
Second Home? I wish.

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Not a second home but a medieval Devon longhouse which we visited today. The long, low houses originally were divided by a cross passage. To one side lived the family and to the other lived their animals. This is possibly the only near original example remaining, other remaining ones having been modernised into homes for today's families.

Posted at 22nd Jul 2012 - 03:17PM   Posted by Lily   Second Home? I wish. Comments: 5

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Faith's Avatar Bit like my home then - in one part live me and him, and in the other part the poorly doves!!!Wink

It's lovely Lily, where in Devon is it?

Posted by: Faith on 22nd Jul 2012 at 03:29PM

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Fairy Nuff's Avatar Very similar to our Highand Blackhouses except they have a heather roof, I love the little roundel of thatch over the door.
I wouldn't mine one either.

Faith, that sounds just like my Mum and Dad!Very Happy

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 22nd Jul 2012 at 03:57PM

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Withy Brook's Avatar My younger brother lived in one for some time, but it had been added to etc. Full of low doorways and steps and bits that were more modern. I loved it. Sadly it is where his marriage finally disintegrated, so the end memories are sad.

Posted by: Withy Brook on 22nd Jul 2012 at 08:31PM

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Westerwitch's Avatar How lovely - we have a long house near here . . .

Posted by: Westerwitch on 23rd Jul 2012 at 04:25PM

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Camilla's Avatar How lovely Lily, love the thatch to the building.

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Jul 2012 at 11:47PM

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