Quantock Buildings: cottages and small houses

Everyone needs a home – a place that keeps their family group safe and sheltered.

Here are some of the cottages and houses that were built as homes for ordinary Quantock families.

Can you tell by looking at them which are the oldest? Do you recognise any of them? Click to see if you were right!

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  • Thatched cob cottages built in the 1700s for estate families in East Quantoxhead.
  • Six stone cottages built in 1810.The rent paid the wages of the teachers at Enmore village school.
  • The old school house, Aisholt.  Originally this house was two cottages, built in the 17th century.
  • Parts of this cob-built house, (which is called 'Bobbetts') are over 500 years old.
  • Row of 4 thatched cottages in East Quantoxhead built in the 1700s. They are made of rendered limestone.
  • Brick cottages in Kingston St Mary. Why do you think  the bottom right window so big?
  • This picture was taken in 2007, when the ‘eco homes’ were being built. Go to Nether Stowey.
  • An old photo of a 17th century cob cottage in Plainsfield that hasn’t been modernised.  The windows are small, there’s no electricity, so it was dark and probably damp inside.
  • Old cottages and new houses in Bicknoller
  • Visitors to Somerset liked this ‘old world charm’ of these traditional thatched cob-walled cottages in Crowcombe.
  • Some of these town cottages in Nether Stowey date back to medieval times. They were built squashed together as everyone wanted to have land near the market.  They have long thin gardens behind.
  • This row of 6 homes was built in the early 1800s; There is a carriage-way through to the back.
  • You can see that this cottage in Plainsfield has been altered, making windows where there used to be bigger entrances.
  • These modern houses at Seven Ash Crossroads were built as a pub.
  • 20th century houses in West Bagborough. What was here before the houses?