22 June, 2008

Wanted: historian to rent 17th Century council house

Is this the perfect abode for an Early Modern blogger?

The BBC, Daily Telegraph and Times report on the search for a new tenant for Dutch Cottage, a cute octagonal thatch in Rayleigh, Essex.

It was built in 1621 by Dutch settlers,who were helping to drain nearby marshes.

The council rent is good value at £75 per week, but you also have to show tours around on Wednesdays. I guess these must be quite short..

1 comment:

Melisende said...


So tours between 12.00pm and 12.05pm on Wednesday - suits me fine.

When can I move in!