SD9245 : Higher Verjuice Bank

taken 10 years ago, near to Earby, Lancashire, Great Britain

Higher Verjuice Bank
Higher Verjuice Bank
Remnants of a hill farm on the edge of Bleara Moor. It is marked on my Pathfinder Map, which is around 25 years old, so the demise of this particular establishment maybe fairly recent.

The following information was provided by Mike Knipe:-
I remember Higher Verjuice farm (pronounced "varges") from the 1960s. The last occupier was a Gwen Garrity (possibly a relative of Freddie Garrity of Freddie and the Dreamers!) and she had, I think two sons. She moved to Lower Verjuice. The reason was that the house had become unstable and also that she had a bad experience with some bikers who came down the lane. I remember my parents chatting to her on the doorstep of the house after a family picnic quite nearby. She left around 1962 and the main part of the house collapsed around 1964 or 1965. The barn remained standing for a long time afterwards. I remember going into the house and it was still fully furnished, with a settee and chairs and a TV set, but the upstairs floor was bouncy and a bit scary, but there was still a made-up bed up there. It must have collapsed shortly after our visit.
Me and my brother and a couple of other kids spent the summer holidays of 1966 in the barn. We were visited by an owl and a rat. I'm not sure when the barn collapsed.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 7 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 8 August, 2007
Category
Farm (disused)   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 925 458 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:54.5250N 2:6.9390W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 925 458
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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