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SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 193
 Date Entered 17/05/2011
 Updated on 17/05/2011
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Vernacular Record
 Record Type General HER
 Site Access Army Range
 Record Date 16/05/2011
 Location Throstle Gill, east bank. Army Range. Feldom Training Area.
 Civil Parish Marske
 Brit. National Grid 
 Altitude NZ 086 031
 Geology River terrace.
 Record Name Throstle Gill. Pair of conjoined deserted cottages.
 Record Description Two semi detached roofless and ruined two storey stone cottages. Each with surviving door and window. Part demolished, fireplaces and flues removed but stone window and rebated linings to ground floor windows with shutter hinge survive. Windows originally mullioned, mullions removed. Rooms plastered. Entrance doors to rear scullery/stores/stairs survive, see photos.
 Dimensions Not surveyed.
 Additional Notes These cottages are a marvellous survival from a bygone era, from the time when Telfit was populated and before HM Government purchased (See Note) the Feldom Estate from the Hutton family in 1940 for the amazing sum of �3,126,045.00 (a fortune at that time for 2507.5 acres of pastur land mostly above 300m!. One wonders what price was agreed for these two cottages as part of the deal. Note For details of the history and development and subsequent purchase by the War Dept of Cordilleras Farm, see: 'Cordilleras Farm. A History' by Lt Col. H. S.Le Mesurier.In: 'West Feldom'. Catterick and Feldom Conservation Group Monograph.Ed.Col.P.W.Wade.
 Image 1 ID 660         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Throstle Gill. The two cottages.
 Image 2 ID 661         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description The cottages. Detail.
 Image 3 ID 662         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The cottages. Detail.
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