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Sad Day for Caston

by Patrick Tortice - 09:12 on 13 March 2014

Another sad day for Caston, as one of Caston's beloved houses are raised to the ground, last year Peek-vout's barn suffered the same fate. What next?

Comment from David Blincow at 11:00 on 13 March 2014.
Beauty is obviously in the eye of the beholder if the house at the corner of Dukes Lane is the subject. Sad to say, I think that this house was a blot on the Caston landscape being in such a prominent position and has sadly been neglected for many years which has not helped its cause.
What next? It will be interesting to see but life does not stand still although "progress" may not always be for the better!
Comment from John Barnes at 21:59 on 13 March 2014.
There are times when we have to accept that a property developer will develop a site, much as we might regard a house as a permanent fixture. In this case the house was built, I think, about 1965 and so it has stood only for about fifty years. It was built by Colin and Beris Pegg and their names were incorporated in part (Col & Ber) in the house name, Colberville. Prior to that some of us remember that the site accommodated two semi-detached cottages, that nearest The Dukes Head pub having a shop attached to it. At the time, some of us regretted the loss of two pairs of cottages that had for so long been a part of the village scene!
Comment from Mark at 11:47 on 23 January 2015.
The architecture of the new build is much better than the previous house...it is a shame that they have to squeeze 3 houses on the plot, but the developers need to make a living...having said that they might stand a better chance of selling if the plots were more reasonable, but small plots seems to be the name of the game these days...wonder what it will do for social tensions one day? We all need space to breath...look what happens in overcrowded city`s. Rant over.

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