Holy Austin Rock Houses, Kinver Edge, near Stourbridge, England
The original Kinver Edge Rock Houses may have been created as early as 700 AD. The eleven cave houses were lived in continuously until they were abandoned in the 1950’s. J.R.R. Tolkien was no doubt aware of these houses when he invented Hobbit houses. The National Trust is restoring them to how they looked during the 19th Century.