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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.
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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 CottagesLatimer's House - Thurcaston, Leicestershire

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Latimer's House, Thurcaston. Said to be home of Hugh Latimer, born in Thurcaston at the end of the 15th century. He was a prominent Catholic who converted to Protestantism. He was one of the Oxford Martyrs (with Ridley and Cramner).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/20/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Thatch - Station Road - Cropston, Leicestershire

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The Thatch - an aptly named cottage on Station Street, Cropston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/19/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Old Post Office - Sourton, Devon

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This thatched building used to be the old post office in Sourton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/4/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesChurchend Cottage - Frampton on Severn, Gloucestershire

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Churchend Cottage, a thatch cottage near St Mary's church, Frampton on Severn.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/16/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch Cottagestoit de chaume - notre dame de Monts- France

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La maison traditionnelle du marais./ The traditional house of the marsh.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member celene37

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 4/10/2018

last visited: 4/11/2018

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Thatch CottagesVine Cottage - Main Street - Newtown Linford, Leicestershire

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Vine Cottage on Main Street, Newtown Linford. A listed thatch cottage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/10/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesBauernhaus der Familie Quast - Neuenfelde, HH, Deutschland

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Reetdachhaus von 1778 im Hamburger Stadtteil Neuenfelde

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Hamburg, Germany

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesSwepstone House - Church Street - Swepstone, Leicestershire

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Swepstone House, a thatched 17th century building on Church Street, Swepstone.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/22/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage - Hall Gate - Diseworth, Leicestershire

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A thatched cottage on Hall Gate, Diseworth, built in 1692.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/29/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesFischerdorf Vitt - Vitt, M.-V., Deutschland

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Denkmalgeschütztes Fischerdorf mit reetgedeckten Häusern auf der Ostseeinsel Rügen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Windschattenwanderer

location: Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

date approved: 1/25/2018

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesCaddo Mounds State Historic Site -- Alto TX

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Caddo Mounds State Historic Site near Alto TX features a recreation of a prehistoric Caddo Indian hut, roofed with thatches of grass

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Texas

date approved: 1/23/2018

last visited: 12/30/2017

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Thatch CottagesØsterklit Stokmølle, Tversted - Denmark

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Taget på laden fra Østerklit gård har stråtag og Danmark eneste funktionsdygtige stokmølle. The roof of Østerklit Farm is thatched and has the only working roof mill in Denmark.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 12/25/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Old School Room - Dinton, Wiltshire

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Former school rooms, thatched building on St Mary's Road, Dinton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/22/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesCamel Cottage - High Street - Compton Chamberlayne, Wiltshire

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Camel Cottage, a 17th century thatched cottage in Compton Chamberlayne. The name possibly comes from the distinctive shape of the roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/18/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottage - Gold Hill - Shaftesbury, Dorset

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A thatched cottage about half way down Gold Hill, Shaftesbury.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 10/1/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesBrookhouse - Church Street - Fontmell Magna, Dorset

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A thatch cottage on Church Street / The Knapp, Fontmell Magna.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South West England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/26/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesLeibgedinghaus - Gutach, BW, Germany

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The "Leibgedinghaus" is a thatched cottage in the museum park "Vogtsbauernhof" in Gutach, Black Forest.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member André de Montbard

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 9/10/2017

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesHope Cottage & Shop - High Street - Grateley, Hampshire

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Thatched cottage and adjoining shop at the junction of High Street and Station Road, Grateley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Southern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/6/2017

last visited: never

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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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