One Amazing House

Of all the locations that I have been returning to for this blog, this Rock House above the common has been my muse. I decided a bit ago, that I’d put all of my pictures of it in one post- the first five are new:

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DSCF5308 DSCF5109 DSCF4872 DSCF4849 The rest of these, you’ve seen before. I just hope the owners can forgive me for this level of stalking! A bit of research has told me that what I call the Rock House, is actually named Gibraltar Cottage (after the bigger rock.) It was built between 1814 and 1824 as a lodging house and there used to be a pond below it alongside the road. Here it is in 1889: Gibraltar1889 And again in 1907: TWGib1907 If I am honest, it is hard to tell from these stylised pictures whether they are actually of this house or one of the other two nearby.

STOP PRESS I went back this morning and in an even more intrusive piece of stalking behaviour, photographed the house from behind- it is clearly the same building as in the two pictures above:

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At one point, all of the rocks in the immediate vicinity were apparently called the Gibraltar rocks. However, maybe as Gibraltar Cottage itself was heavily restored in the early 1970s having fallen into ruin, this may be why it looks so different in my versions- or more likely that is just photoshop!! SDIM0656 DSCF5093 DSCF4808 DSCF4810 1975168_10152333658614468_1633951183_n 1795574_10152315739519468_1965096731_n 1536480_10152151364549468_1487726771_n 547315_10151038326799468_1179004774_n DSC04580 DSCF4775 _SAM2443 DSCF4768 DSCF4766 DSCF4765 1795574_10152315739519468_1965096731_n IMG_0516 DSCF4494 _SAM0299

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