Britain’s wonkiest cottage left lopsided after landslides could be yours for £100k – The Sun

BRITAIN's wonkiest cottage which sits at a frightening angle due to frequent landslides is on the market for £100,000.

Lloyds Cottage is surrounded by rolling Shropshire countryside and boasts stunning views of the Ironbridge Gorge landscape.


But after years of landslides the back of the two-bedroom property in Jackfield appears to have sunk causing the cottage to lean dramatically backwards.

The Grade II Listed property was bought by Telford and Wrekin Council in 2006 and has been empty ever since.

According to the British Geographical Survey, it was built on an area heavily affected by a landslide.

The site is actively moving as a series of rotational and translational slides, including a hill at the back of the house known as The Lloyd's Coppice.

Crags of sandstone have previously crashed down from its peak, with this land movement giving the house it's famous slant.

Other faults, such as a build-up of groundwater and surface water, along with many construction and mining problems in the village, are linked to the instability of the slope.

In 1952, a significant landslide occurred at the village which destroyed several houses and caused major rail and road disruption.

Further landslides also happened in 1984, where a road was carried into the river and had to be replaced by a temporary wooden roadway.

The unique residence is around six miles south of Telford and it is surrounded by picturesque Shropshire woodland.

Despite its wonky appearance, the house is expected to generate interest from developers.

Lloyds Cottage will be auctioned on February 13 with a guide price of £100,000.



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