The Count’s House

My entry for Thursday Doors

Situated by the river in Durham this small structure was built in the 1820’s as a folly and used as a summerhouse by Count Boruwlaski who was a musician and dancer. Born in Poland, he was only three feet three inches high, and died aged 97. He settled in Durham as he loved it there.

Records show that the building was also used as a place to live on several occasions. It was home to to a family of seven in 1881 when it was known as Miss Wooler’s Garden Cottage. Another family who lived there ran it as a cafe, selling tea and scones to visitors of the riverbank.

The original doors are not on of course.

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