I drove past The Old Crow again today and stopped to take a photo showing the barriers referred to in my previous blog.
I was shocked and saddened to see how much it has deteriorated since I last studied the cottage closely. Compare my picture taken today with the one below it taken by Google’s StreetView camera in 2009.
Two sections of brick wall at the west end of the cottage have collapsed, including one of the front windows. Also the stone tiles around the dormer are disappearing fast, and the dormer itself seems to be about to fall. Its window frame has gone. I do not think it will be long before the front of the cottage collapses completely.
What a sad end to The Old Crow. I’ll continue to keep an eye on this venerable landmark as it crumbles gradually into ruins.