Building 1

Tin house, Pembrokeshire
Tin house, Pembrokeshire

Pembrokeshire is a part of Wales where houses made from corrugated metal sheets still survive.
Built cheaply and quickly, many were erected for workers employed in industries such as slate quarrying.

Nearby Rosebush still has a pub, Tafarn Sinc, built from corrugated sheeting, which served the local quarrymen. The quarries reportedly supplied slate to Westminster Palace whilst it was being re-built in the 19th century.

This example lies due south of the highest point on the Preseli Hills, where a short-lived quarry once operated. Who knows whether its purpose was to house a quarry worker or an agricultural labourer. Most of its paint is peeling but I like the contrast between the rust red of the roof and the remaining green on its walls.

Needless to say, nobody lives here now.


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