The cottage, along with most of the other buildings in Main Street was built in about 1700. In 1953, Norman Edgar and Joyce Edgar were living there followed by postmistress Mrs Ellis. The house was empty when Biff Fowler bought it in 1995. Up to then the residents of the house were not featured in the show.
Biff Fowler bought the cottage in 1995 and let Seth Armstrong and Betty Eagleton move in. Seth and Betty lived there for many years. In 2000, Seth was mugged and became agoraphobic. In 2002 Seth went digital and set up a webcam.
In 2003, Seth went on an extended holiday to Australia and never returned to the village. He gave a Xmas message in 2004 via a webcam. Seth was due to return home to Emmerdale in October 2005 but died on the plane coming home from Australia.
Known residents over the years
- 1953 -Norman Edgar and Joyce Edgar
- 1995-2003 Seth Armstrong
- 1995-2015 Betty Eagleton
- 2007-2015 Alan Turner
- 2014-present Victoria Barton
- 2015-present Adam Barton