Only these four mill workers' houses are left to testify to the original village of Old Ashton. Despite their early nineteenth-century date, they are traditional eighteenth-century vernacular buildings of their type, all one and one-half stories and five bays with central entrances, two with gable roofs and two with gambrels. Three are in good condition, one re-sided. All have central chimneys except number 1027. The two chimneys through its gambrel roof indicate its construction as a duplex, its front resting on the shoulder of the road, its back dug into a steep slope as a full-story rubble masonry basement which opens, across a yard, to the canal. Now single family, it is handsomely restored.
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