ERG are a working group within the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (UWHG). Initially set up for documentary research work to support the Whitfield Syke Project in 2010, ERG continue to work as a research group focusing on several aspects of the local history and historic landscape of the parish of Embsay-with-Eastby, near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales.
In addition, we are currently working in partnership with the St Mary's Embsay Churchyard Survey Project team.
Sunday, 23 February 2014
Saturday 22nd February 2014
At last today we finished the surveying of the walls along
Low Lane, despite having to dodge the cars, bikes, joggers and horses!
Tony, Chris and Sue absorbed in their survey (c) Jane Lunnon
After lunch, when the cold biting winds got to us a bit as
we stood still, we took a stroll over the footpath behind Water Lane Laithe
towards the railway embankments. Here is a wall which - although probably built
by the Midland Railway company in the 19thC – appears to mark the line of a
much older boundary – the southern edge of Embsay township. The presence of a
ditch running inside it confirms this together with documentary evidence that
It's a dirty job - but someone has to do it! (c) Jane Lunnon
It was a muddy walk and we were greeted by a couple of eager
sheep under the delusion that we were here to feed them.
Now we look forward to our next session when we will get off
the surprisingly busy road of Low Lane, and onto some of the footpaths around