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Shoregill Head farmhouse dairy, Melbecks

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YDNPA, 2004,


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Shoregill Head farmhouse dairy, Melbecks

Historical Environment Record No: MYD1511

Parish: Melbecks

OS Grid Reference: SD937984

Dale: Swaledale

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

Description

The house is constructed of local sandstone with a sandstone slate roof. Alterations took place in the 18th century and in the 19th century, the stair turret was altered and the dairy and attached barn/workshop were added. Butter making tended to occupy most of the space in a typical farm dairy. Milk was stood in large shallow bowls for the cream to rise. This was skimmed off then churned to produce the butter.

Location

Site is 3 miles along the high road from Gunnerside to Gunnerside Lodge on the left hand side of the road. No public access. View from roadside.

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.

Accessibility

Viewable from roadside.


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