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THE THATCH CITY ROAD
THE THATCH CITY ROAD
Photo: RON HUNT
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Item #: 35076
I have no idea where this building was No doubt some local Kit Green historian will know?

Comment by: John Noakes on 25th April 2024 at 18:32

Isn’t it Prescott Lane?

Comment by: Adrian Winnard on 26th April 2024 at 10:11

The cottage has an interesting wall in front of it. Weirdly the only place in the UK where I've seen lots of walling done like this is in the most northerly area of Scotland, in Caithness.

Comment by: Rev David Long on 26th April 2024 at 20:15

Sandstone slab walls like this are quite common in this area of Lancashire.

Comment by: John Noakes on 26th April 2024 at 21:15

David, they “were” common in this area of Lancashire.

Comment by: Cyril on 28th April 2024 at 11:12

Quite possibly some of these stone slab walls may still be seen around Wigan or districts, because many years ago I had seen a lot of these stone slab walls which were separating the rear yards or the gardens of houses. Many of the walls had rusty iron staples or clamps holding the the slabs together with some leaning slightly, had been broken or eroding, but with them having been stood there through many years of rains and frosts of winters it's not surprising. If they ever were replaced with other types of walls or fences I don't know - maybe someone will know if any of them have survived.

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