Molly Carrooins Cottage – The Butt in Onchan
Close to the Wetlands and St Peters church in Onchan is Molly Carrooins cottage which was in fact not built as a cottage but as a weaving shed which was converted to a cottage around 1800 when a chimney stack was added to the outside of the gable wall, it then later became the home of the village washerwoman.
This tiny-whitewashed cottage, which is probably one of the oldest buildings in the village, has now been fully restored to give a taste of true village tradition, and is sometimes open to the public.
A big thank you to Architectural Historian and Captain of Onchan Parish, Mr Peter Kelly for all his continued advice and support with Manxscenes.com.
The image was captured on my Fuji X10 camera, resized and cropped in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
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