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Medieval field systems - Lower Wharfedale

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Medieval fields, Lower Wharfedale

YDNPA, 2004,

Medieval fields, Lower Wharfedale - aerial photo

YDNPA, 2004, (YDP 080/4)

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Medieval field systems - Lower Wharfedale

Historical Environment Record No: MYD36675

Parish: Linton and Thorpe

OS Grid Reference: SE007626

Dale: Lower Wharfedale

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A large area of cultivation terraces and lynchets lie on the southern slopes below Elbolton and Kail Hill. On steep land like this, building up terraces by piling stone cleared from the strips under cultivation was a way of increasing the soil depth. The flat areas created were also easier to plough.


The fields lie on both sides of the half mile long public bridleway between Thorpe Road and the B6160 (about half a mile south east of the Linton/Linton Falls cross road). Best viewedwalking uphill (southwards) from the B6160.

Public Transport Details

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


Path is rough and muddy in places with some stiles.

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