SE6584 : Thatched cottage, Beadlam

taken 1 year ago, near to Beadlam, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Thatched cottage, Beadlam
Thatched cottage, Beadlam
Thatched dwellings are fairly unusual in North Yorkshire, but there are at least two in Beadlam and another six or seven in nearby Pockley, plus others in Harome. This cottage has thatch over limestone walls, whereas the more common roofing in the area is with pantiles. At the edge of the photo is an information board about local 18thC farmer, surveyor and engineer Joseph Foord who was responsible for the construction of water channels from reliable sources on the moors to the villages on the limestone Tabular Hills where water was often scarce. Also mentioned on the board is George Wright, waterman, who helped to maintain the water channels in the late 19thC. Almost all traces of the old channels have now disappeared on the Tabular Hills, having been destroyed by modern agriculture, but it is still possible to trace the channels in the area [eg SE6489, SE6391 etc]
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Date Taken
Monday, 7 August, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 8 August, 2017
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6522 8478 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:15.2729N 1:0.0255W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 6522 8476
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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