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Pot Ing farmhouse dairy and cheeseroom

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Pot Ing farmhouse dairy and cheeseroom

Historical Environment Record No: MYD1580

Parish: Melbecks

OS Grid Reference: SD953989

Dale: Swaledale

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A 19th century house with attached byre and an outshot to the rear housing a dairy and cheeseroom. Built of coursed gritstone with a stone slate roof. The house was altered in the 20th century. Cheeserooms were used for the storage and maturation of cheese made on the farm usually between May and October. Each cheese would be turned regularly and the shelves wiped down if the cheeses were particularly damp.


Leave Gunnerside via road to Reeth. At outskirts of village take tarmac track to left through handgate. After 1/2 mile and 25 metres after High Bents, take track to left over ford. Site is 200 metres after ford. No public access. View from path.

Public Transport Details

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


Strenuous uphill walk on rough paths.

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