Yore Mill - Aysgarth Yorks Dales by Trevor Kersley

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Yore Mill is a four-storey, Grade II listed building, built in 1784 by Birkbecks from Settle. It is of considerable historical interest, being one of the earliest examples of ‘industrialisation’ in a rural setting.
Its situation made great use of the river, the adjacent pathway and footbridge, originally built in 1539 for packhorses. Of these, most important was the water flow of the River Ure that runs alongside. Water flows from the river by way of a stone race at the upper of three large waterfalls. The race channels the water behind the Mill, originally to turn a water wheel that drove the mechanisms within the building. The site is gazed over by St Andrew’s, a mediaeval church site dating from AD 1000.
Originally, the Mill, built by the Birkbeck family of Settle in Yorkshire, served as a cotton mill. In 1852 the Mill burned down and the interior was destroyed. It was rebuilt the following year, an extra storey high and twice the original length and width. The upper storeys accommodated carding and spinning of knitting yarn. This finished in 1870.
The worsted produced at the mill was given out to knitters in the dale to make into stockings and jerseys.
When machine goods came in, over seven thousand of the jerseys were left on the hands of the knitters for several years. Eventually they were dyed and sent to Italy to become redcoats for Garibaldi’s’ army.

Pentax K10D 18-55mm
1/6 @ f16 ISO 200
processed in Photomatix Pro4 and Photoshop CS5

Shot whilst on a RB meet with fellow RB’ers
Steve & Lesley
Jason Connolly
Gary Kenyon
Alex Bradley
Sandra Cockayne
Irene Burdell
and of course our favorite Max

Comments

  • Colin Metcalf
    Colin Metcalfalmost 4 years ago

    Great shot and interesting write up!

  • Thanks for your comments and the fav Colin

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Bob Culshaw
    Bob Culshawalmost 4 years ago

    Thank you for sharing your artwork with the Photomatix HDR Group!

  • thank you Bob

    – Trevor Kersley

  • photogaryphy
    photogaryphyalmost 4 years ago

    Very nice indeed Trevor. Great work and a lovely shot.

  • thanks Gary mate

    – Trevor Kersley

  • David Davies
    David Daviesalmost 4 years ago

    Very well taken picture, Trevor, great narrative.

  • thanks David

    – Trevor Kersley

  • 1stImpressions
    1stImpressionsalmost 4 years ago

    excellent work mate considering the light was against us

  • thanks very much mate

    – Trevor Kersley

  • TheBaldyMan
    TheBaldyManalmost 4 years ago

    Cracking image Trevor

  • thanks very much Alex also for the fav

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 4 years ago

    this is superb work dear Trevor well taken.x

  • you’er so kind Catherine thank you.×.

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Sandra Cockayne
    Sandra Cockaynealmost 4 years ago

    Great image Trev, nice one! S:)x

  • thanks very much Sandi

    – Trevor Kersley

  • SueSchwarting
    SueSchwartingalmost 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • thanking you Susan and for the fav

    – Trevor Kersley

  • Jadon
    Jadonalmost 4 years ago

    Wonderful image mate..really liked this place..

  • many thanks Jason…great place when its a bit warmer

    – Trevor Kersley

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