This model's location is
subject of some debate. Any comments or information should be shared via
John Saville (firstname.lastname@example.org)
|Lilliput Lane info:
Location: Wollaston, Northamptonshire
Note a search of Wollaston has
not shown any properties of this type. See
John's web page
of model courtesy
|Photos of Possibles
GW: "I have never given
this one a second thought, but would have expected it to have come
from around the Northampton area, as that has always been the
historical shoe making area in the UK. However the name is fairly
common throughout the UK and would suggest that the building may
have been owned by a Cobbler at some time. I then looked in the PC
to see that they suggest it is from that area, although the building
stone from that area is very similar the style in my opinion is not.
I think if Northampton goes back to the time of William 1 so the
locality would be steeped in old buildings, but these would almost
certainly have been with Cruck End, which your associates picture
and indeed the model is not of that style or even that age.
I would suggest that the
locality is some 70 miles west of Northampton and probably somewhere
in the Cotswolds, given the brilliant colour of the vegetation in
your associates picture, however it could be in any part of a
triangle from Warwick, down to Gloucester and back up to Hereford,
given the style and stone colour. "
Claire Scott suggests :
Westlington in Chipping Campden
JRS: "It certainly looks very similar.
The clincher would be the shape of the chimney stack."
Jan Tarrant comments:
The Westington cottage is too "modern" and bears
scant resemblance to the "rustic" styling depicted on Cobbler's.
Shaped kneelers on the end of the stone coping -
on the gable end These are not shown on the model but are on the
HOMESTEAD FARM, 1 CHURCH LANE (west side)
"Bozeat is in the correct area near Wollaston"