SE1543 : The Pump House on Rombalds Moor

taken 6 years ago, near to Menston, Bradford, Great Britain

The Pump House on Rombalds Moor
The Pump House on Rombalds Moor
This building adjacent to one of the principal tracks giving access to the moor has been restored in recent years and is now a residence - see SE1543 : Brick Ruin at Stocks Hill taken five years earlier. The name now given to it is historically inaccurate, as old 6-inch maps show it as a pressure filter house, presumably filtering water from the three small reservoirs on the moor above (Carr Bottom, Lower Lanshaw and High Lanshaw) that originally supplied water to Burley-in-Wharfedale and Ilkley.
Rombalds Moor :: SE1145

Rombalds Moor covers about 90 between Wharfedale and Airedale. The highest point is 402m above sea level (grid ref for this shared description). Parts of it also have local names referring to the nearest town, e.g. Hawksworth, Burley, Ilkley, Bingley and Morton Moors.

The moor is particularly rich in remains of prehistoric activity. The most numerous relics are the rock carvings which can be found on many of the boulders and outcrops scattered across the moor. Burial monuments stone circles and a range of enclosed settlements are also known. [source: Historic England, overall description covering several ancient monument sites]

There are several small reservoirs, originally built by local authorities, that collect water from the moors. The Rombalds Water Board was taken over by the Yorkshire Water Authority in 1973.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 March, 2016   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 22 March, 2016
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1546 4393 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:53.4793N 1:45.9751W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1543 4395
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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