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The Leaning Pub of Himley
September 27, 2007 11:16 PM   Subscribe

The Crooked House is a pub in the UK's West Midlands built on coal mining land. Severe subsidence over time caused a 15 degree shift from the left wall to the right. Faced with the choice of repairing the damage or abandoning the structure, the owners took a different tack - buttresses now hold the building in place, and it remains at a permanent slant. Higher resolution photos here. Via.
posted by jonson (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

 
After the second pint of mild, it seems just fine though.
posted by Abiezer at 11:34 PM on September 27, 2007


Damn, and too late to discover gravity!
posted by Eekacat at 1:04 AM on September 28, 2007


Reminds me of this place.
posted by MrMustard at 1:12 AM on September 28, 2007


been there. Great pub. Worth the hike.
posted by parmanparman at 1:12 AM on September 28, 2007


Leaning tower of pilsner.
posted by Brittanie at 1:47 AM on September 28, 2007


Wonder if Matt Groening ever went there.
posted by Acey at 2:01 AM on September 28, 2007


I'm inclined to visit.
posted by Wolof at 2:23 AM on September 28, 2007 [3 favorites]


I wonder if they special insurance since it seems like a stumble factory.

It's in my backyard so maybe some day I will check it out.
posted by srboisvert at 2:38 AM on September 28, 2007


That struck me as a source of some really interesting photos but finding the ones in your links leaning (haw haw) the other way, I did a quick flickr search. While none of these will grace the cover of National Geographic, it turns out the UK is chockablock with crooked structures.
posted by Terminal Verbosity at 6:25 AM on September 28, 2007


Reminds me of this place that I have visited many years ago... Barely possible to walk straight in there...
posted by rom1 at 7:43 AM on September 28, 2007


IN YR PUB

FUXORING YR PERCEPSHUN
posted by tommasz at 7:43 AM on September 28, 2007


it turns out the UK is chockablock with crooked structures
I feared for a moment you were referring to the funding of political parties in the Mother of Parliaments, sirrah!
posted by Abiezer at 8:30 AM on September 28, 2007


It was featured in the tv adaptation of David Lodge's Nice Work
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 3:15 PM on September 28, 2007


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