SD8264 : Hillside above Settle and the Langcliffe mills

taken 42 years ago, near to Settle, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Hillside above Settle and the Langcliffe mills
Hillside above Settle and the Langcliffe mills
Looking north-west across the Ribble valley to Giggleswick Scar, with Ingleborough in the distance to the right. Plenty of sheep pasture on the hillside and hard to believe this was once a major industrial setting. Below in the valley are two weaving mills, originally powered by the ample water supply and later supplemented by steam power. To the left is Watershed Mill, now a shopping centre and a good place to buy a woolly jumper. To the right is the impressive High Mill, built in 1783 by George and William Clayton, and furnished with Richard Arkwright machinery. At the time it was one of the largest cotton mills in the country. Now the home of a packaging company.
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Date Taken
May 1978   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 29 April, 2008
Category
Hillside > Hillside   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 821 642 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:4.4481N 2:16.4845W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 823 641
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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