Horse Tunnel & Cottages

The map used here is from1843, but the layout of the houses are the same as the
Abstract Title dated 1881. In the 1881 document 121 in is described as a House & Garden
1881 Abstract of Title
Number on Plan Name Name of Tenant
113
Cottage and Garden & Orchard
Jos. Baldwin
114
Cottage and Garden & Orchard
H. Lambert
115
Cottage and Garden & Orchard
R. Johnson
116
Do. & Blacksmiths shop
E. Skeats
117
do.
Mrs. Henson
118
do.
119
do.
120
do.
121
House and Garden
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
Date of the photograph is unknown but if it was around 1901 Thomas Luck was the blacksmith at that time, William Frederick Luck had taken over by 1911
Map c.1881. The numbers remain the same except 121
Myrtle Cottages
Named after the tree that grew in front of them, these are Myrtle Cottages
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.

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.

Barley Mow on the immediate left. T. Bushell is on the sign over the door.
Postcard dates April 1902


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.