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Austwick township quarries

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36648

Parish: Austwick

OS Grid Reference: SD777683

Dale: Ribblesdale

Link to Archaeology Data Service:
http://ads.ahds.ac.uk/catalogue/collections/blurbs/420.cfm

Description

East of Austwick lay the township quarries where local people had the right to take stone for their own use. The hillside is pockmarked with shallow pits where stone has been dug over the centuries. There is also a larger quarry higher up the hill where from the early 1850s limestone was quarried and burned commercially. Source: Johnson, David (2002) Limestone Industries of the Yorkshire Dales. Stroud: Tempus

Location

From Skipton on A65 take first turn on right signed 'Austwick'. After 1/2 mile take public bridleway on right at Austwick Bridge signed 'Feizor'. Site can be viewed from any point from bridleway on hillside ahead.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Austwick. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside. Bridleway is rough and stony in places.


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