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Cottages At Horning

Cottages At Horning

Photographer: Payne Jennings, John (1843-1926)

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1892

Shelfmark: 10354.aa.14

Item number: 21

Length: 8

Width: 11.4

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

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“Cottages at Horning. – These are in the High Street or only street, (for the village is composed of only one long straggling road, with little clusters of cottages scattered promiscuously along it. The church has quite forsaken the village, or more correctly, the village has forsaken the church, and gradually drifted down to the river bank, so as to be near the water, upon which the villagers earn their livelihood. It is a noticeable fact that many of the churches stand a long way from the houses in the village. Probably the villagers, during the lapse of time, have built their houses in more convenient places than just round the church, for the sake of natural shelter from cold winds, or to be nearer their employment or land.”

Letterpress description by Ernest R. Suffling accompanying Plate XLI from ‘Sun Pictures of the Norfolk Broads’.

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