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Railton Yard spinning gallery, Sedbergh

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Railton Yard spinning gallery, Sedbergh

YDNPA, 2004,

Railton Yard - before restoration

Robert White, 2004, (3499)


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Railton Yard spinning gallery, Sedbergh

Historical Environment Record No: MYD35544

Parish: Sedbergh

OS Grid Reference: SD658921

Dale: Cumbria

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

Description

A first floor spinning gallery now completely restored. The two-storey rubble stone built cottages are probably late 18th or early 19th century. The open gallery is approached by a flight of stone steps and covered with a stone tiled roof. Flax spinning required a damp atmosphere and so open-air galleries such as this were built to take advantage of naturally damp weather conditions. This is the only surviving example of a once common feature of houses in Sedbergh and Dent.

Location

Railton Yard can be approached from Back Lane in Sedbergh about 75 metres from junction with Loftus Hill road. Walk up wide private parking area toward two garage doors, then follow path round to right into Yard. Gallery is on left side of yard.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: Sedbergh. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 874 for Cumbria information.

Accessibility

Well-made path from roadside pavement.


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