Horse Tunnel & Cottages


View down to the Horse Tunnel.
Holdoms Cottages also known as Myrtle Cottages are by the Horse Tunnel.
Mansel's Cottages also known as Panter's Cottages on the left.
Signed by J. Stannard.
Reproduced by kind permission of Marcia Jordan
Myrtle Cottages

Named after the tree that grew in front of them, these are Myrtle Cottages
Barley Mow on the immediate left. T. Bushell is on the sign over the door.
Postcard dates April 1902


Myrtle Cottage were pulled down and a tannery company called Sharp and Woollards stood on the site by the horse tunnel. They came to Cosgrove in the 70s from Stony Stratford. They cured skins for the tannery business. That closed down in 2010.
The thatched cottages along the canal are the rear of Myrtle Cottages.

Only 20ft away from the canal, and below the level of the water, these cottages were often flooded when the water was high.

Brewery Cottages on the immediate left of this photograph.



Cosgrove Hall Estate Sale 1919

LOT 13

(Coloured Pink on Plan Inset).

A    Block   of Property

situate in the centre of Cosgrove Village, comprising THE BLACKSMITH'S SHOP AND FORGE
and FOUR COTTAGES, Outoffices and Gardens, being Pt. No. 218, forming an area of about

1r. 11p.

Let at a total Rental of £22 16s. per annum.

SUMMARY.

TENANT. 
TENANCY. 
  DESCRIPTION.
AREA.
YEARLY
RENT
PARISH OF COSGROVE.
£   s. d.
Mr. W. J. Dicks
Quarterly
Cottage, Garden and Blacksmith's Shop
12 0 0
Mr. Kightley
Monthly
Cottage and Garden
3 0 0
Mr. H. Lambert
Weekly
Ditto
2 12 0
Mr. Jos. Lambert
Ditto
Ditto
5 4 0
Total A.
.330
£22 16 0

 Landlord pays Rates.
Tithe Free.
Land Tax, 11s. 6d.