Shoregill Head farmhouse dairy, Melbecks MYD1511 (c) YDNPA, 2023
The house is constructed of local sandstone with a sandstone slate roof. Alterations took place in the 18th century and in the 19th century, the stair turret was altered and the dairy and attached barn/workshop were added. Butter making tended to occupy most of the space in a typical farm dairy. Milk was stood in large shallow bowls for the cream to rise. This was skimmed off then churned to produce the butter.
Location Site is 3 miles along the high road from Gunnerside to Gunnerside Lodge on the left hand side of the road. No public access. View from roadside.
Public Transport Details Nearest town/village: Gunnerside. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.
Accessibility Viewable from roadside.