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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 CottagesThatch Cottage - Mio, Station Road - Quorn, Leicestershire

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Mio Bar and Italian Restaurant on Station Road, Quorn. Late 16th century thatched building.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/5/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - High Street West - Uppingham, Rutland

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A thatched cottage near the middle of town flanked by two larger houses of later construction. High Street West, Uppingham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/28/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - Main Street - Wardley, Rutland

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A thatch cottage, 17th century, on Main Road, Wardley.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/27/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - Main Street - Houghton on the Hill, Leicestershire

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A thatch cottage on Main Street in Houghton on the Hill.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/27/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesCottage Restaurant - High Street - Kegworth, Leicestershire

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15th - 16th century thatched cottage serving as a restaurant on High Street, Kegworth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/6/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch cottage - Long Street - Belton, Leicestershire

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A thatched cottage on Long Street, Belton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/5/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesManor House - Narrow Lane - Hathern, Leicestershire

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A Grade II listed thatched building on Narrow Lane, Hathern.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/5/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesIshus ved Egeskov Slot - Denmark

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Isbod med stråtækt tag. Ice cream shop with thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member kallehaugerne

location: Denmark

date approved: 2/24/2016

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesPrähistorische Pfahlbauten - Uhldingen, BW, Germany

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These thatch cottages are under the designation "Prehistoric Pile Dwellings around the Alps" declared from the UNESCO to the World Heritage, located in Uldingen-Mühlhofen, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member [somnambulist]

location: Baden-Württemberg, Germany

date approved: 1/24/2016

last visited: 4/1/2016

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - Ruprechtov, Czech Republic

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Thatch Cottage - Ruprechtov

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Olomoucky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/15/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - Rymice, Czech Republic

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Open-air museum of folk architecture in Rymice

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61

location: Zlinsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 12/15/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesLa Bourrine - Bouin,Fr

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it is the traditional home of the sector. c'est la maison traditionnelle du secteur.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member sara et gege

location: Pays de la Loire, France

date approved: 12/6/2015

last visited: 12/6/2015

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Thatch CottagesThe Storehouse - Riga, Latvia

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The Storehouse at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum has a thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Living House - Riga, Latvia

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The Living House at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum has a thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Bath-House - Riga, Latvia

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The Bath-House at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum has a thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Cattleyard - Riga, Latvia

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The Cattleyard building at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum has a thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Living House (Fisherman's House) - Riga, Latvia

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The Living House (Fisherman's House) at the Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum has a thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Latvia

date approved: 10/6/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesAnnapolis Royal Historic Gardens Acadian Cottage - Annapolis Royal, NS

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While touring the Historic Gardens in Annapolis Royal we came upon this pleasant surprise, a replica of an Acadian cottage as would have been found in the area in the 1670s.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters

location: Nova Scotia, Canada

date approved: 8/27/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatched cottages, Brookside - Molesworth, Cambridgeshire

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There are several thatched cottages on Brookside, Molesworth

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/16/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch Cottage - Lysovice, Czech Republic

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Thatch Cottage

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Olii05

location: Jihomoravsky kraj, Czech Republic

date approved: 7/29/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesCafé Rosenhuset - Vedbæk, Denmark

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Café Rosenhuset in Vedbæk, Denmark, is a thatched roof cottage.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Denmark

date approved: 7/5/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThe Old Forge Tea Rooms - Muston, Leicestershire

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Situated at the junction of Main Street and Church Lane in Muston, this cottage used to be the village blacksmith's forge.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/25/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesThatch home -- Spiro Mounds Historic Site, Spiro OK

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The prehistoric Native Americans who built an amazing civilization in this part of North America lived in multi-family mud-walled homes roofed with thatch bundles made from the abundant grasses of the area.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Benchmark Blasterz

location: Oklahoma

date approved: 1/19/2015

last visited: 9/16/2015

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Thatch CottagesThatch House - Chiangrai District, Thailand

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This is a thatched house that is used as a daily residence in the northern mountains of Thailand.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill

location: Thailand

date approved: 1/6/2015

last visited: never

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Thatch CottagesBridge Cottage - Flatford, East Bergholt, Suffolk

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Thatched cottage in Flatford, a small hamlet close to East Bergholt in Suffolk. It is most famous for Flatford Mill, Willy Lott's Cottage and Bridge Cottage, immortalised in the paintings of John Constable.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Eastern England, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/30/2014

last visited: never

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