NZ6509 : Kempswithin

near to Commondale, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The moorland were the subject of an 18c agricultural experiment. Sir Charles Turner of Kirkleatham had created a network of ditches over the whole moor and brought in tons of lime to improve the soil.
Normally 800' was considered the maximum height for the cultivation of crops but Kempswithen rises to over 1000'. Much to the surprise of his contemporaries Sir Charles successfully grew crops of wheat and barley although success is perhaps the wrong word considering the expense incurred in the improvements.
The land was abandoned after ten years following a slump in the markets.

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Tuesday, 19 July, 2005   (more nearby)
Wednesday, 20 July, 2005
Moorland > Moorland   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 65 09 [1000m precision]
WGS84: 54:28.5984N 0:59.4418W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 651 099
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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