These pictures are of the old lock-keeper’s house at Stenwith, Lincolnshire, by Lock 13 on the Grantham Canal. They have been assembled from two sets of photographs (combined in this archive as BOT196). One was taken by Mrs Margaret Langton, comprising pictures of Sidney and Ronald Damms taken some time before 2007, and a large series showing the house and its surroundings after the cottage’s final resident, Sidney Damms, left the house in 2007 and the site was being cleared in preparation to be put on sale. The second set was taken by Neil Fortey when he visited the house in 2007 with Mrs Langton, shortly after Mr Damms had left. These pictures capture the house and environs just as they were when Sidney Damms had last been there, surrounded by undisturbed ground and the sheds the Damms had constructed to store their various acquisitions. Afterwards, the house lay empty until recently, and suffered vandalism and then in 2017 a serious fire. It is now thankfully being restored and made habitable once again.