SD9062 : Mantley Field Laithe and hay meadow

taken 12 years ago, near to Malham, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Mantley Field Laithe and hay meadow.
Mantley Field Laithe and hay meadow.
A field barn dating from 1755. The dialect word laithe comes from the Viking word hlatha, meaning barn. Around 4 cows were overwintered in such barns and were fed on stored hay. The hay meadow is rich in wild flowers. Note the terraces, or lynchets, to the left of the barn. These were built in Anglo-Saxon times to allow ploughing with teams of oxen.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 15 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 21 June, 2006
Category
Barn   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 909 629 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:3.7178N 2:8.4313W
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