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Registered Charitable Incorporated Organisation Number 1155775
SWAAG Honorary President:
Tim Laurie FSA

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 *****SWAAG_ID***** 452
 Date Entered 05/02/2012
 Updated on 05/02/2012
 Recorded by Tim Laurie
 Category Geographical Record
 Record Type General HER
 Site Access Public Footpath
 Record Date 03/01/2012
 Location Melbecks. Winter Ings
 Civil Parish Melbecks
 Brit. National Grid SD 94 99
 Altitude 400m to 450m
 Geology Colluvial soils over shales below Underset Limestone
 Record Name Winter Ings. A ruined Farmer-Miner Landscape in winter.
 Record Description Photographed on a very cold winter's day day on 03 February 2012, one wonders how any one could feed a cow here let alone a family. But indeed several families lived here, as farmers and miners they would have made best use of their small holdings. For links to the The 1841 census, see: http://www.gunnerside.info/
 Additional Notes Close examination of two photographs taken under snow reveals the presence of further rectangular buildings in the pastures beween the ruined cottage and the distant barn.
 Image 1 ID 2234         Click image to enlarge
 Image 1 Description Winter Ings. A Farmer-Miner Landscape in winter
 Image 2 ID 2237         Click image to enlarge
 Image 2 Description Stony ground. Ric deep in thought.
 Image 3 ID 2235         Click image to enlarge
 Image 3 Description The front of this 17C cottage faces south, no table for tea here today.
 Image 4 ID 2236         Click image to enlarge
 Image 4 Description Curved gable end characteristic of a cruck constructed roof and ling thatch.
 Image 5 ID 2238         Click image to enlarge
 Image 5 Description Winterings
 Image 6 ID 2239         Click image to enlarge
 Image 6 Description Winterings, careful examinationreveals the foundations of earlier recangular buildings in the pasture between the cottage and distant barn.
 Image 7 ID 2240         Click image to enlarge
 Image 7 Description As last
 Image 8 ID 2241         Click image to enlarge
 Image 8 Description Solitary ash tree. Sole survivor of previous woodland .
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