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    Deep Clough Thingy

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    QDanT

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    Deep Clough Thingy

    Post  QDanT on Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:55 am



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    Sunbright57

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    Re: Deep Clough Thingy

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sat Mar 31, 2012 3:25 pm

    Yes very interesting Danny, especially the circular thing made of stones but I don't think its a cairn. Its similar, but smaller, than one of those buildings you see in northern Scotland - a broch. But again it can't be one of those. bangingheadagainstwa
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    QDanT

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    Thingy then !

    Post  QDanT on Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:01 am

    So it's a thingy then ?

    I'd have thought someone might know ?
    cheers Danny


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    Viking Orm

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    Re: Deep Clough Thingy

    Post  Viking Orm on Tue Apr 03, 2012 9:33 am

    Hi...Could it possibly be the remains of an old Lime kiln?. These are often found at the base of valleys abutting a watercourse and used until the later Victorian period.
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    Re: Deep Clough Thingy

    Post  Sunbright57 on Tue Apr 03, 2012 10:09 am

    Could be a 'Shooting Butt' ?
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    QDanT

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    thingy

    Post  QDanT on Tue Apr 03, 2012 4:20 pm

    Hi Viking Orm, it's not near any limestone though and I've just been looking at limekilns
    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/shedden-clough-hushings.html
    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/limekilns-r-us-follow-on.html
    cheers Danny
    Hi Ray it seems too elaborate with a banked earth ditch around and in such a steep valley
    any driven birds would fly straigh across and be out of range, the stone work looks kind
    of modern though. I'd have thought Paulus or Lowergate might have had an idea ?
    cheers Danny


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    Re: Deep Clough Thingy

    Post  Paulus on Thu Apr 05, 2012 5:36 am

    QDanT wrote:Hi Viking Orm, it's not near any limestone though and I've just been looking at limekilns
    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/shedden-clough-hushings.html
    http://teddytourteas.blogspot.co.uk/2012/03/limekilns-r-us-follow-on.html
    cheers Danny
    Hi Ray it seems too elaborate with a banked earth ditch around and in such a steep valley
    any driven birds would fly straigh across and be out of range, the stone work looks kind
    of modern though. I'd have thought Paulus or Lowergate might have had an idea ?
    cheers Danny

    I wondered about the lime-kiln misself, but I really wouldn't have muchova clue about them tbh. It certainly aint a shoooting-butt, but has all the hallmarks of summat post-medieval by the look of it. If Paul Hornby were about (he's just moved house so will be busy at the mo), I reckon he'd know. We went on a bittova walkabout a few weeks back up Trawden-way, when a mate called us over to have a look at similar structures near him. Paul gave him the run-down on the industrial history of the area and the remains were summat to do with local quarrying operations. Mebbe you're looking at a similar remains here? I truly dunno Dan. scratch


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