SD9339 : The ford across the Wycoller Beck

taken 9 months ago, near to Wycoller, Lancashire, Great Britain

The ford across the Wycoller Beck
The ford across the Wycoller Beck
The invention of power looms in the 19th century led to the village of Wycoller’s decline. Weavers had to move to nearby towns to find work in the developing mills. By 1896 the majority of people had moved away from the village and it was virtually deserted. Over 35 houses were abandoned and fell into ruin and when I visited in the 1960s most of the houses were empty. Since then Wycoller has become a country park and there are no deserted houses now.

A number of ancient bridges cross the Wycoller Beck, including a clapper bridge and a packhorse bridge, as well as this ford. Beyond the ford are the ruins of Wycoller Hall with its connection to Charlotte Bronte and Jane Eyre - see LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Friday, 31 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 15 November, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Village, Rural settlement  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9324 3922 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:50.9503N 2:6.2542W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 9323 3923
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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