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Soar-side cottages on Soar Road

Built on a stone plinth, with steps probably to keep them above flood level, these cottages were demolished in 1902. Here is a description of these cottages by Thomas Dexter who wrote about how the village was in the 1890s:

"Passing along we come to three old thatched cottages standing high above the road, built so no doubt to avoid flooding from the river across the road which was a fairly frequent happening in the winter. To get into the cottages one went up three brick steps. Two of the cottages were occupied as dwelling houses but the third was used as a cobbler's shop by Thomas Bonsor and his son."

There is a plaque above the door of the third cottage so the gentleman sitting on the step may well be Thomas Bonsor or his son.

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 Submitted on: 2009-07-18
 Updated on: 2010-06-24
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 272
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