Mrs Smith's Cottage: Grade II

 

This small cottage was the home of Mrs Smith a resident of the village of Navenby near Lincoln.   She had lived there until her death aged 102 years. It is a fascinating time-capsule, reflecting as it does a way of life that has all but disappeared. The facilities are of a very basic nature and access to the bedrooms is by ladders placed in rooms at either end of the building. As this was such an unusual surviving example of social archaeology, it was decided that the house and its contents should be conserved for present and future generations to enjoy. As the building had many structural problems, Anderson and Glenn were commissioned by North Kesteven District Council to prepare a restoration strategy for the fabric of the building. Now after the completion of a very successful project, partly funded by the HLF, the cottage is open to the public as a Museum and Heritage Centre.


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