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There is a "Pile Cottage" marked on the map at 7:06.

What distinguishes a "pile" cottage from any other cottage? :unsure:


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I shall have to research that.

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Does it mean a brick cottage, perchance? It still seems to be in current usage.

And what does "pcm" mean? Monthly rent, perhaps?

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From what I have discovered ‘pile’ refers to the way the foundations are laid on weak ground.

http://www.understandconstruction.com/pile-foundations.html

If that has anything to do with this cottage I have no idea.

PCM-per calendar month.

Expensive.

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Yes,  piles or pilings are  commonly used in skyscraper construction, extending down to bedrock to support the massive weight of the building, but I don't see how that would apply to a cottage.

The term is used in the US in describing certain historic structures, but without explanation of the meaning.

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https://omeka.lib.auburn.edu/items/show/329#?c=0&m=0&s=0&cv=0&xywh=-184%2C-488%2C3662%2C3446

And evidently, they could have "double piles". Of course, the "cottage" in this picture is more like a mansion. :D

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Not a lot about it really.Shall do some more digging.Different terms may yield different results.

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