Malham tan pits

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Site of Malham tan pits MYD27559 (c) YDNPA, 2023

Site of Malham tan pits MYD27559 (c) YDNPA, 2023

These are known from place name evidence supported by documentary research. Tanpits Beck and Tanpits Bridge are marked on the modern Ordnance Survey map just south of the village of Malham. In 1775 a tanner called Robert Atkinson is recorded as owning a tanhouse and tan yard here. The tannery was apparently still working during the 19th century and supplied leather for use in the calamine mines on nearby Pikedaw.


Raistrick, Arthur (1947) Malham & Malham Moor. Clapham: Dalesman


Lies 300 metres south of Malham National Park Centre on east side of road into village beside Tanpits Bridge and just north of the beck. No visible remains. No public access. View from roadside.

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Nearest town/village: Malham. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.