April 2023

Willingham has few old cottages. Many were lost to fire but many were just demolished to build something “better”. To be fair, they were often quite dilapidated and in a time when heritage was less valued and new things admired it made sense. Here is the demise of one next to the old Methodist Church on the Green. It is clearly quite old from the inglenook style chimney and was good quality – built from brick rather than clunch. It appears to have two doors so may have been two cottages and earlier photographs of the Green show there was another smaller chimney on the end which has already been demolished here.