SD8365 : A 'Lunky Hole' in a drystone wall

near to Langcliffe, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

A 'Lunky Hole' in a drystone wall
A 'Lunky Hole' in a drystone wall
I initially thought that the purpose of this strange feature was to let rabbits and other wildlife pass through. However, in his book "Dry Stone Walling" by Colonel F. Rainsford-Hannay, he describes a 'Lunky Hole' as 'a small rectangular opening sometimes made at the bottom of the dyke, to let water through and as a passage for sheep'. The small slit is not big enough to let a sheep through, but maybe the stones at the far side can be hauled out of the way?
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Sunday, 28 July, 1991   (more nearby)
Friday, 28 July, 2006
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WGS84: 54:4.9473N 2:15.0387W
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