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Small freeholding

During the 19C labourers in rural areas usually lived in very basic one or two roomed cabins, rented from local farmers. The Land Acts of 1883 transformed the situation by  introducing public housing programmes in rural areas, allowing local authorities to build homes for landless labourers. By 1921 over 50,000 new homes had been built. This one is fairly typical - a small, three bay building, two main rooms and a kitchen extension with an attic storey above. The entrance is walled and a neat little path leads to the front door. The house is situated on an acre of land with various outbuildings allowing for some self sufficiency. Sadly it is currently empty.