SD9062 : Mantley Field Laithe and hay meadow

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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Thursday, 15 June, 2006   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 21 June, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! SD 909 629 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:3.7178N 2:8.4313W
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