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Description:
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.
Instructions for Visiting a Waymark in this Category:
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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Image for Forge Cottage - Leek Wootton, Warwickshireview gallery

NN6.9 km

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Thatch CottagesForge Cottage - Leek Wootton, Warwickshire

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Forge Cottage, a thatch cottage on Warwick Road, Leek Wootton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 11/14/2018

last visited: never

Image for The Old Thatch Tavern, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, UKview gallery

SWSW10 km

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Thatch CottagesThe Old Thatch Tavern, Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire, UK

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Thatched pub "Public House" Greenhill Street/Rother Street, Stratford upon Avon.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/21/2008

last visited: 12/14/2015

Image for Anne Hathaway Cottage - Shottery (Stratford-Upon-Avon), England, UKview gallery

SWSW11.1 km

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Thatch CottagesAnne Hathaway Cottage - Shottery (Stratford-Upon-Avon), England, UK

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The original residence of Anne Hathaway, William Shakespeare's wife.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme

location: United Kingdom

date approved: 7/14/2008

last visited: 11/2/2018

Image for 'Little Thatch' - School Lane - Hunningham, Warwickshireview gallery

NENE12.1 km

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Thatch Cottages'Little Thatch' - School Lane - Hunningham, Warwickshire

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A thatch cottage on School Lane, Hunningham.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/11/2020

last visited: never

Image for Garden Cottage - Wappenbury, Warwickshireview gallery

NENE13.2 km

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Thatch CottagesGarden Cottage - Wappenbury, Warwickshire

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A thatch cottage near St John the Baptist's church, Wappenbury.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 4/16/2020

last visited: never

Image for Beehive Cottage - Lavender Hall Lane - Berkswell, West Midlandsview gallery

NN16.6 km

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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

Image for Black Horse public house, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, UKview gallery

SS21.6 km

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Thatch CottagesBlack Horse public house, Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, UK

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Thatched pub "Public House" Station Road, Shipston on Stour.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bear and Ragged

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/20/2008

last visited: never

Image for The Old Forge - Main Street, Thurlaston, Warwickshire UKview gallery

NENE22 km

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Thatch CottagesThe Old Forge - Main Street, Thurlaston, Warwickshire UK

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An old thatched cottage in the picturesque village of Thurlaston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2008

last visited: 4/4/2009

Image for Rose Cottage - Church Lane, Thurlaston, Warwickshire UKview gallery

EE22 km

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Thatch CottagesRose Cottage - Church Lane, Thurlaston, Warwickshire UK

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A picturesque thatched cottage in the small village of Thurlaston.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dragontree

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 8/1/2008

last visited: 3/17/2014

Image for Converted barn - Chapel Lane - Shotteswell, Warwickshireview gallery

SESE23.3 km

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Thatch CottagesConverted barn - Chapel Lane - Shotteswell, Warwickshire

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A converted barn on Chapel Lane, Shotteswell, with a thatch roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/28/2020

last visited: never

Image for 'The Thatch' - The Crescent - Brinklow, Warwickshireview gallery

NENE24.3 km

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Thatch Cottages'The Thatch' - The Crescent - Brinklow, Warwickshire

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'The Thatch', 29A The Crescent - a thatched cottage in Brinklow.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 3/3/2020

last visited: never

Image for The Old Swan Inn - Swan Lane - Great Bourton, Oxfordshireview gallery

SESE25.6 km

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Thatch CottagesThe Old Swan Inn - Swan Lane - Great Bourton, Oxfordshire

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The Old Swan Inn (former pub), a thatched cottage on Swan Lane, Great Bourton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/23/2020

last visited: never

Image for Stonecroft - High Street - Cropredy, Oxfordshireview gallery

SESE25.6 km

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Thatch CottagesStonecroft - High Street - Cropredy, Oxfordshire

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'Stonecroft', a thatched cottage on the High Street, Cropredy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/8/2020

last visited: never

Image for Beam Cottage & Dingles - Church Lane - Cropredy, Oxfordshireview gallery

SESE25.7 km

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Thatch CottagesBeam Cottage & Dingles - Church Lane - Cropredy, Oxfordshire

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A row of thatched cottages on Church Lane, Cropredy.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: South East England, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/15/2020

last visited: never

Image for 57 / 59 Church Street - Byfield, Northamptonshireview gallery

EE27.2 km

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Thatch Cottages57 / 59 Church Street - Byfield, Northamptonshire

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A pair of thatched cottages on Church Street, Byfield.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 9/28/2020

last visited: never

Image for Abbot's Grange Cottage, Broadway, Worcestershire, UKview gallery

SWSW30.3 km

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Thatch CottagesAbbot's Grange Cottage, Broadway, Worcestershire, UK

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Abbot's Grange Cottage. Private resident.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member garmin_geek

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 5/3/2009

last visited: never

Image for Thatched Cottage - Church Farm Court - Aston Flamville, Leicestershireview gallery

NENE36.2 km

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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: 3/8/2018

Image for Woodmans Cottageview gallery

SWSW37 km

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Thatch CottagesWoodmans Cottage

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Woodmans Cottage Pershore Worcestershire

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Deadjesters

location: West Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 7/2/2010

last visited: never

Image for Old Manor House - Main Street - Leire, Leicestershireview gallery

NENE38 km

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Thatch CottagesOld Manor House - Main Street - Leire, Leicestershire

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Thatched old manor house on Main Street, Leire.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/26/2018

last visited: never

Image for Le Petit Trianon - Wellford Road - South Kilworth, Leicestershireview gallery

NENE39.1 km

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Thatch CottagesLe Petit Trianon - Wellford Road - South Kilworth, Leicestershire

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'Le Petit Trianon', a small thatched terrace on Welford Rd., South Kilworth.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/17/2019

last visited: never

Image for Onion Cottage - The Mount - Dunton Bassett, Leicestershireview gallery

NENE39.8 km

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Thatch CottagesOnion Cottage - The Mount - Dunton Bassett, Leicestershire

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Onion Cottage, a small thatched cottage on The Mount, Dunton Bassett.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 12/28/2018

last visited: never

Image for Thatched cottage - Shenton, Leicestershireview gallery

NN39.8 km

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Thatch CottagesThatched cottage - Shenton, Leicestershire

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Thatched cottage near St John's church on Shenton Road, Shenton.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 1/24/2019

last visited: never

Image for The Tithe Barn - West End - Welford, Northamptonshireview gallery

NENE41.2 km

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Thatch CottagesThe Tithe Barn - West End - Welford, Northamptonshire

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The Tithe Barn, West End, Welford. A 17th century building with a thatched roof.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/24/2019

last visited: never

Image for Blacksmith Cottage - Main Street - Cold Ashby, Northamptonshireview gallery

EE41.4 km

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Thatch CottagesBlacksmith Cottage - Main Street - Cold Ashby, Northamptonshire

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Blacksmith Cottage, a thatched house on Main Street, Cold Ashby.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/27/2019

last visited: never

Image for Thatched Cottages - Church Lane - Welford, Northamptonshireview gallery

NENE41.5 km

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Thatch CottagesThatched Cottages - Church Lane - Welford, Northamptonshire

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A row of thatched cottages on Church Lane, Welford, including these older 18th century cottages.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: East Midlands, United Kingdom

date approved: 2/23/2019

last visited: never

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