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Thatched Irish cottages were simple affairs, and while the basic design was the same throughout the country, there were differences on a regional basis. One major regional difference would have been the use of mud walls, rather than stone, in some areas. Strange as it seems, when the mud walls were dried and given several coats of whitewash, and when the thatched roof was allowed to overhang the walls, they remained dry and lasted for many decades.
Expanded Description:
For over 9.000 years, thatch has been used as a roofing material in Ireland. Nowadays, the difficulty of finding people to do the thatching, the further difficulty of acquiring insurance for thatched cottages, the need for continual maintenance of this roofing material, and the availability of cheaper more durable roofing have all mitigated against the preservation of this important part of our heritage.

Where stone was available for cottage building it was used. Stone was either collected by horse and cart on the sandstone mountains or quarried from the limestone quarries that existed all over the country. The limestone quarries served many purposes. Limestone could be burned to produce lime for the fields and lime with which to make mortar for building. It could also be broken into small pieces for road making, roughly shaped for building walls and cheaper houses, and finely cut and dressed for building more substantial houses. Public buildings were usually of 'ashlar' construction, i.e., cut and dressed stone.
A census taken in 1841, showed that 40% of the population of Ireland were living in one roomed mud-walled cabins. Many of those 3,500,000 people may not have shared our romantic ideas of comfortable warm Irish cottages. For many, the conditions must have been cold, damp and insecure. That insecurity came from the inability to own their own homes and the threat of eviction that hung over many a thatched Irish cottage. Sometimes that threat came from a landlord but very often the threat came from the larger farmers on whose property the cottage dwellers or cottiers lived. Rent was usually paid by labour on the farm and when times were bad and there was no work in the fields, they had to rely on the benevolence of the famers. Along with the Irish cottages went an acre of ground and it was possible to keep a cow on the acre and grow enough potatoes to feed the family for an entire year.
Instructions for Posting a Thatch Cottages Waymark:
Thatch cottages posted in this category must be covered in either Straw or Reeds.
Ruined cottages will be accepted provided that at least a small portion of the roof can still be seen.
We welcome entries from all over the world.

To add a waymark to this category you must provide at least one photo of the cottage as well as precise coordinates of the location of the cottage.
Cottage's which are within .5 of a mile of an excisting cottage waymark will not be accepted,this is to prevent multiple enters on the same roadway.

Please also add a full address of the cottage.

Please also add as much detail as possible about the various cottages.
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To claim a find, you must submit a photo of the cottage, taken from a different angle to the one shown on the page. The photo should show at least one of the walls of the cottage in full, and preferably it should show some of the surrounding landscape or buildings. If possible, you should also be in the photograph.
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Thatch CottagesUne chaumière - Verson - France

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Au hasard d'une promenade une maison an toit de chaume. At random a walk a house with thatched roof

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine

location: Basse-Normandie, France

date approved: 8/5/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesLaBurnum Cottage - Burghclere, Newbury, Hampshire, England

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This classic thatched roof cottage is located near the Sandham Memorial Chapel.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/23/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesOakland Zoo Thatch Hut - Oakland, CA

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A thatch hut at the Oakland Zoo.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1

location: California

date approved: 7/5/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage - Russell Hill - Thornhaugh, Cambridgeshire

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A large thatched property on Russell Hill, Thornhaugh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/15/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesStone Lea - High Street - Castor, Cambridgeshire

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Grade II ivy covered thatched cottage on High Street, Castor.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/7/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesIvy House & Ivy Cottage - Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

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A pair of thatched cottages located on Longton Road in Trentham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Poole/Freeman

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/3/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesFoxgloves - Thorpe Road - Longthorpe, Cambridgeshire

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Foxgloves, a thatched cottage on the north side of Thorpe Road, Longthorpe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/3/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesBeehive Cottage - Lavender Hall Lane - Berkswell, West Midlands

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17th century thatched cottage in Berkswell.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/30/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage - Church Farm Court - Aston Flamville, Leicestershire

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Church Farm Court, a thatched cottage on Hinkley Road, Aston Flamville.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/8/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Oak House - Main Street - Hemington, Leicestershire

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A thatched cottage on Main Street, Hemington.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/18/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesCranstal Road Thatched Cottage - Cranstal, Isle of Man

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A very tiny thatched cottage on the road from Bride to the Point of Ayre.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Mike_bjm

location: Isle of Man

date approved: 2/12/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesChaumiére de Kercanic. France

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Les chaumières de Kercanic

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lulu_et_compagnie

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 2/8/2017

last visited: 2/9/2017

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Thatch CottagesChaumière - Le-Touquet, France

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[EN] Country house with thatched roof, in the forest of Le Touquet, in the north of France. [FR] Maison de campagne avec un toit de chaume, dans la forêt du Touquet, dans le nord de la France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France

date approved: 1/15/2017

last visited: 1/13/2017

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Thatch CottagesAdventureland Entrance - Anaheim, CA

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The main entranceway to Adventureland features two thatch cottages on either side of the entrance.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote

location: California

date approved: 1/13/2017

last visited: 4/3/2017

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage - Church Street - Shepshed, Leicestershire

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A thatched 17th century timber framed building on Church Street, Shepshed

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/10/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage - The Street - Gasthorpe, Norfolk

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The old post office, a thatched cottage on The Street, Gasthorpe.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatched roundhouse - Roudham, Norfolk

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A lodge cottage believed to date from the 1830's in Roudham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/29/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesPear Tree Cottage -- Maddington Street (A360), Shrewton, Wiltshire, UK

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Pear Tree Cottage, a grade II-listed thatch cottage in the charming Wiltshire village of Shrewton

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/26/2016

last visited: 7/25/2016

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Thatch CottagesBerry Cottage -- Maddington Street (A360), Shrewton, Wiltshire, UK

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Berry Cottage, a grade II-listed thatch cottage in the charming Wiltshire village of Shrewton

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/26/2016

last visited: 7/25/2016

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage Display -- Stonehenge Visitor Center, near Amesbury, Wiltshire, UK

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A display of thatch cottages of the kinds that may have housed to people who came to Stonehenge stand outside the 2013 Visitor Center at Stonehenge

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/23/2016

last visited: 7/25/2016

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Thatch CottagesSt. Nicholas Church Farmhouse -- B3048, Middleton, Longparish, Hampshire, UK

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One of two thatched farmhouse buildings in the Middleton community in the Longparish Council area of Hampshire near the old St Nicholas Church

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/23/2016

last visited: 7/25/2016

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Thatch CottagesJohn Middleton's Cottage - Hale, UK

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This thatched cottage in the village of Hale was the the home of local giant, reputed to be 9 feet 3 inches tall, and who lived between 1578 and 1623.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Northwest England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesToftum skole, Rømø - Denmark

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Den gamle skole i Toftum blev bygget i 1784. The old school of Toftum was built in 1784.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 9/21/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesSmith Hill Farm

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Traditional country farm house, its intersting to see old an new working together. see the solar panels on the adjacent building

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member MoreOutdoor

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/20/2016

last visited: 8/20/2016

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Thatch Cottagesgite - Locoal Mendon, France

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un maison à louer.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 8/3/2016

last visited: 10/22/2016

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