2017

NT8112 : Ruined farm of Yearning Hall

taken 7 years ago, near to Blindburn, Northumberland, England

Ruined farm of Yearning Hall
Ruined farm of Yearning Hall
Yearning Hall was built on a spur between two small tributaries of the Blind Burn. The building measued 15m by 5m and faced south. 'Earning' or 'yerning' is a north country dialect word for rennet, used in cheese-making. The house was occupied by George Lowes, his wife Evelyn, and young daughter in 1940 and probably abandoned shortly after. The single-storey building consisted of just two rooms, a living room on the east side (left) NT8112 : Remains of fire-place at Yearning Hall, and probable byre on the west (right), both with entrances on the south side. The slate roof was still standing in a photo from around 1980 and rendering can be seen on the external walls
The Old Tracks through the Cheviots by David Jones with Coquetdale Community Archaeology (2017)

Brockett's Glossary (1846) mentions "a plant used in North Tindale for the purpose of curdling milk for cheese, is called yerning grass". Some authorities have associated this with Butterwort (Pinguicula vulgaris) which has an old Scottish name, Earning-girse (curdling-plant). Use of an earning-skin, the stomach of a calf used as rennet, was perhaps more commonly used.

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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · East [5] · West [3] · David Jones with Coquetdale Community Archaeology 2017 [2] · North [2] Other Photos: · Remains of fire-place at Yearning Hall ·
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NT8112, 22 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Andrew Curtis   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 31 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 2 August, 2017
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 8176 1239 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:24.3061N 2:17.3756W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NT 81743 12404
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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