Sunday, April 04, 2010

Stanage Edge (Part Three).

Hello everyone,

Here are some more pictures taken on my last walk, they are some of the interesting things I saw along the way.

I've been given several explanations as to what purpose the item in the first picture serves but I can't make my mind up which one to believe so I won't risk telling you something that isn't true. What is obvious is that they are intended to catch water presumable for something to drink. Not the two channels carved out in order to catch and then divert the water that runs down the rock and guide it in to the small bowl. There are many of these along Stanage Edge all of which are numbered this being number 4.

As you can see from the picture in the previous post Stanage Edge is a almost vertical cliff which is very popular with those that like to go rock climbing, it is easy to spend too much time there admiring their skills and what too me seems like bravery.

Many years back now these places had a much more productive roll to play in providing work for local people and different stone products for businesses such as mills and farms. Today the item below would look fine in many a garden and would cost a great deal to buy, here though it lies unfinished as an unofficial monument to the past. If you look inside you can still see the marks left by the person working on this project also I think the outside would have been finished to a much higher similar to the few inches at the top of the trough.

This next picture is something else that would have been made in such a place as Stanage Edge, its the old millstone outside the old flour mill in Chatsworth park.

I hope you find these things as interesting as I do, I will show you some more things from the walk when you've digested this lot. If you want to read more about Stanage Edge click on the title of this post.


Blogger Dame Judi said...

Love this bit of history. Thanks.

6:46 PM  
Blogger Jeanette said...

Gday Bob.Back in time to follow your walks . Found this post very interesting with Nice pics and a little history..oh my what hard labour that would have using that grinding wheel

1:03 PM  

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