These simple cottages are inspired by the homes of labourers who worked in the bobbin mill and mineral mines around the village of Caldbeck in Cumberland. They have a single living room and an upstairs bedroom partially within the loft space. A steep ladder stair connects the two levels.
The corner shop was formerly a cottage in the same style, the ground floor has now been converted into a shop, while upstairs is used for living quarters. Accordingly, the downstairs fireplace has been removed to upstairs. A partition wall has been erected at the back of the shop to provide privacy where the ladder stair rises to the living quarters.
A shared earth closet is built on the end of the row.
Pretty Caldbeck cottages
Calbeck Cottages in 1830
Row of cottages
Inside a cottage
NB furniture not included
A row of two cottages and one shop for the mineral miners and bobbin workers of Caldbeck
~ available in both 48th & 24th scales ~