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Jerushah (Tilted Cottage)

This cottage, constructed around 1840, was originally located at Cooper’s Bank, Gornal Wood.

Its crooked appearance is a characteristic feature of the Black Country landscape and was caused by subsidence as coal was dug from the mines beneath.

In 1987 the house was carefully dismantled and reconstructed at the Museum to ensure that all the crookedness and tilts within the structure were retained.

The interior reflects the lifestyle of 1910, when occupied by the fairly well off family of Joseph Bradley, a colliery clerk.

The small higgledy-piggledy settlement of cottages at Cooper’s Bank lay on the still semi-rural fringes of the Black Country’s industrial development and here the family kept two pigs and had a large plot of land where they grew vegetables.

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To help you make the most of your visit you can download an exhibit information sheet.  These are especially useful for customers who may have hearing impediments. 

Download here: Jerushah - the Tilted Cottage (PDF 580kB)

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