SE5594 : Ruins of Wether House

taken 12 years ago, near to Fangdale Beck, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Ruins of Wether House
Ruins of Wether House
Wether House is at a height of over 310m and is first mentioned in a document dated 1150 as "Widheris" when Stephen de Meynell granted it to the monks of Rievaulx.
There is a local tradition that Wether House was a smugglers inn around 1800.
But in the 1841 census it was occupied by Wm. Ventriss, farmer. In 1861 John Garbutt, farmer 60 acres who was also there in 1871 aged 72. In 1881 Wm. Atkinson aged 36 farmer 69 acres. 1891 same. The last tenants left about 1900.
Reference:
Snilesworth
By Bill Cowley (Tucker Books)
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Friday, 16 September, 2005   (more nearby)
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Friday, 16 September, 2005
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Ruins > Ruins   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! SE 555 943 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:20.4745N 1:8.8701W
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