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Friday Photo: Jerushah Tilted Cottage, Black Country Living Museum

Posted September 16th, 2016 by Julie Webb with No Comments

Optimized-Black Country Museum Cottage


Today’s Friday photo we head over the border to our neighbours in the Black Country. The photo is of the Jerushah Tilted Cottage, located in Black Country Living Museum. The cottage was original constructed around 1840  at Coopers bank in Gornal Wood. It was painstakingly taken apart in 1987 and then reassembled and positioned in the grounds of this much loved open air museum. The cottage has a crooked appearance due to subsidence caused by the local coal mines near its original location.  This feature was kept in when reconstructed in the museum.  The design of the cottage is typical of the time and originally lay on the semi-rural edge of the black country. The families who resided there were able to keep pigs and a cottage vegetable garden. Today the museum have decided to style the cottage as per how it would have looked in the 1910’s.

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