An unusual local cottage is to feature in the first episode of new ITV show Britain’s Secret Homes.
Grade II listed Colonial Cottage at Little Cawthorpe is a rare surviving example of a corrugated iron bungalow.
The striking home, built in 1910, will be showcased when the show is broadcast on Friday June 7 at 9pm.
A collaboration between ITV and English Heritage, the new series reveals 50 remarkable stories behind the UK’s ‘most secret, surprising and intriguing homes.’
It is presented by Michael Buerk and Bettany Hughes and the series also includes contributions from an eclectic range of well-known people and experts, including Sir David Jason, Ricky Tomlinson, Twiggy and Michael Portillo.
Bettany Hughes said: “We’re counting down the top 50 secret homes in Britain. Extraordinary little known places with amazing stories, that tell us who we are and how we once lived. The homes on our list span more than 30,000 years of human history in Britain.”
From cottages to council houses, bungalows to palaces, country manor houses to unassuming terraced two-up two-downs some of the most significant homes in our country remain relatively unknown to the public. However, guided by their owners, experts and eye-witnesses, their bricks and mortar offer up accounts of political intrigue, conspiracy, invention, romance and heroism - the very fabric of British history and in some cases its turning points.