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Churn stand, Burtersett

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Churn stand, Burtersett

YDNPA, 2004,

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Churn stand, Burtersett

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36694

Parish: Hawes

OS Grid Reference: SD892895

Dale: Upper Wensleydale

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A milk churn stand has been built using several rectangular stone weights originally from farmyard cheese presses. It lies on the roadside on Low Gate and would once have supported metal churns full of milk, ready for collection by the local milk lorry on its daily round. This milk may well have gone to cheese factories in Hawes or onto the train at Hawes Station.


In Burtersett (1 1/4 miles from Hawes)take Low Gate heading north east out of village. Churn stand is on left hand side of lane after about 150 metres, in front of a barn.

Public Transport Details

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


Viewable from tarmaced lane. Slight incline down from village centre.

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