SE0661 : the fool's dam

near to Appletreewick, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

the fool's dam
the fool's dam
This dam across Skyreholme beck was built to store water for a mill. The builder was obviously not a skilled engineer because he failed to realise that a dam built on porous limestone will not work! It has apparently been deliberately breached at some time.
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2000
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Geograph (Fourth Visitor for SE0661)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 28 March, 2000   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 1 July, 2006
Geographical Context
Uplands  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Category
Reservoir > Dam   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 066 614 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:2.9114N 1:54.0414W
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Limestone Outcrops  Mill Dam  Beck 

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