SE1472 : The Old Road

taken 1 month ago, 3 km from Ramsgill, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

The Old Road
The Old Road
First established in the 12thC as a route for monks of Byland Abbey to access their land holdings in the upper part of Nidderdale, over land owned by Fountains Abbey, later this became a major post-Medieval route for taking lead, wool and produce to the markets at Kirkby Malzeard and Ripon. For whatever reason, possibly its steepness on the Nidderdale side, it was not adopted as a metalled road in the 30s-60s, when others were, however it is a County Road, and as such in theory can still be driven over. (I have done it twice, both times in a 4x4, over 7 years ago)
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 21 April, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 22 April, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands  Boundary, Barrier  Roads, Road transport  Moorland 
Primary Subject of Photo
Road 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1471 7247 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:8.8709N 1:46.5776W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 1458 7237
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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