NU2519 : Craster Smokery

taken 7 years ago, near to Craster, Northumberland, Great Britain

Craster Smokery
Craster Smokery
Here the herrings are cured to make Kippers.
Craster
Craster is a small fishing village on the Northumbrian coast. It has a small and attractive harbour and offers a view northwards to the ruins of Dunstanburgh Castle.
For many years, the village has had a herring-curing business: Craster kippers are well known. The local herrings are smoked in a traditional manner by the Robson family.
The remains of a tower on the end of the harbour are all that can be seen now of the much taller building which was part of the overhead equipment which used to convey the local stone from where it was quarried to boats in the harbour. The disused quarry is now a car park. A small distance inland lies Craster Tower, the home of the Craster family who owned the quarry and had the harbour improved for its benefit. A memorial on the harbour wall commemorates a member of the Craster family who died serving with the British Army in Tibet in the 19th century, the development of the harbour was as a memorial to their son.
It is within the Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 24 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Business, Retail, Services 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2580 1991 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:28.3405N 1:35.6060W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NU 2581 1993
View Direction
South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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