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I was driving down an old road to check out a bridge being built when I drove by this. The house associated with it is long gone. These things seem to pop up in the least expected places.

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Good eye and a sweet find. How big is it internally?

Les, your 2 for 2 on the cool finds.....this one is much less creepy than the "Blair Witch meets backyard crematory" you found the first time.

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this one is much less creepy than the "Blair Witch meets backyard crematory" you found the first time.

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LOL - the bushes in front had thorns, kinda forbiding...

I go past the road every day to work - I'll measure the width on Monday (weather permitting)

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Great find Les!
It seems a pity to see something as well made just abandoned like this.
Don't you just wish you could pick it up and take it home?
The dome is very well made, probably an experienced mason.
With the bushes and roots (well they look like roots) through the dome, looks like it hasn't been used for quite some many years. Even all the carbon has vanished from the inside.
How is it vented (Chimney/flued) Les?

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Nice find Les!

Standard reds?
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Can you imagine how much wood it would take to heat that puppy up!
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Nice Find Les....I love looking for chimneys and old ovens!

They still have community ovens in Spain....wonder if they just keep them hot?
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With the bushes and roots (well they look like roots) through the dome, looks like it hasn't been used for quite some many years. ...
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I think they are cobwebs. I don't see any plants that could account for roots there or anyway for a plant to take root on top.

But I agree it hasn't seen use in quite some time - notice the crumbling brick in back.

So, Les, have you found out who owns the property yet?
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Man, that's 17 kinds of cool! Good eyes, Les.
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How big is it internally?

It measures around 57 inches at the floor. After the 9th course, it really flattens out. I don't know what kind of brick they used - looks like standard reds to me. There is no insulation. They went with the dome and then added another layer of brick on that, then a 2 inch mortar cladding. Also - no vent , it all came out the front. There is a local historian on the news here, I may ping him about the properties history.

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