Ministry Cottages

Ministry Cottages

Ministry Cottages

In the   late 1950s, after taking over the Copes’ estates, the Ministry of Agriculture   built these little detached cottages for employees to rent. The first couple   to move in were newly-weds Tommy and Agnes Elliott, who had got married on   New Year’s Day 1958. Over a matter of months the other three were occupied by   Tom Rowntree, William John Graham and Bertie Miller. The tenancy of these   cottages changed over the years as estate workers had to move out when their   work contracts with the Ministry ceased. They are all now privately owned   having been purchased outright from the Ministry in the 1980s.
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