Alston Moor is a large rural parish in Cumbria which historically both depended upon and provided important services for the agricultural and mineral industries of the North Pennines.Much of the area's settlement is dispersed among hamlets and single farmsteads. Isolated from major northern cities such as Carlisle and Newcastle by the surrounding hills and moors, the parish's wild upland landscape provides a conditioning influence on a distinctive tradition of vernacular building types, ranging from the bastle to its later 18th- and 19th-century derivatives and 'mine shops' providing lodgings for miners close to their place of work. Found across the parish, and with urban variants present in Alston itself, these buildings have in common first-floor living accommodation whilst the ground floor is used for cow-byres in more rural areas and for general storage, workshops and shops in urban and industrial contexts. This development of the bastle, a fortified house type found on both sides of the Anglo-Saxon border is nationally significant yet remains under-examined at the level of architectural and historical synthesis. This publication presents an informed account of Alston Moor's vernacular buildings from their earliest survival onwards, and sets them within their regional and national context. It explores how houses of various types combine with a rich legacy of public and industrial buildings to create places of distinctive character. It takes a whole-landscape view of the area, relating its buildings and settlements to the wider patterns of landscape evolution resulting from agricultural and industrial activity and the development of communications.
Alston Moor is a large rural parish in Cumbria which historically both depended upon and provided important services for the agricultural and mineral industries of the North Pennines.Much of the area's settlement is dispersed among hamlets ...
Author: Lucy Jessop
Publisher: Historic England
"This volume comprises Alston (Town), Garrigill, Garrigill (Redwing), Nenthead, all in Alston Moor; and the two nearest South Tynedale Northumberland parishes of Kirkhaugh and Knarsdale to north"--Introduction.
Category: Cumbria (England)
From Allenheads this road is continued to Weardale , and the tourist , instead of
re - entering Alston Moor , may ... Buried in deep and romantic recesses among
the mountains of the Cumbrian group , the tourist , in R traversing their wild and ...
Author: Thomas Sopwith
Category: Cumberland (England)
From reports of haunted castles, stately halls, hotels, public houses, Roman forts, stone circles and even England’s deepest lake, to heart-stopping accounts of apparitions, poltergeists and related supernatural phenomena, Ghostly Cumbria investigates twenty of the most haunted locations to be found in the area today. Drawing on historical and contemporary sources, this selection includes a phantom friar said to walk the lanes near Grey Friars Lodge Hotel in Clappersgate; the ghost of Mary, Queen of Scots at Carlisle Castle; a cavalier at Moresby Hall in Whitehaven; and several ghosts at the Kirkstone Pass Inn at Ambleside, including a young boy killed by a coach outside the building, a young woman who died whilst travelling along the road during a snow storm, and a seventeenth-century coachman who lurks around the bar. Illustrated with sixty photographs, together with access details for each location, this book will appeal to all those interested in finding out more about Cumbria’s haunted heritage.
It is in the village of Nenthead on Alston Moor, and was the first purpose built
village in the country. Nenthead is also the highest village in England. During the
eighth century the mine was a major producer of silver and lead, and Nenthead ...
Author: Rob Kirkup
Publisher: The History Press
"First Published in 2017. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company."
... Richmond (Yorkshire) Alston Moor (Cumbria) Ecton (Derbyshire) Cheadle (
Staffordshire) Wenlock (Salop) Mullion and Callington (Cornwall) Bere Alston (
Devon) Coniston (Cumbria) Llanymynech (Salop) Peckforton Hills (Cheshire)
Author: R. F. Tylecote
Category: Technology & Engineering
A definitive natural history of Northumberland, from its ecological history, geology and climate to its naturalists and conservation issues.
It deliberately includes the part of Cumbria known as Alston Moor around Alston
town, mainly because it consists of the upper valley of the River South Tyne –
and surely the Tyne is properly a Northumberland river. Indeed, Alston Moor was
Author: Angus Lunn
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
"The renewed impetus in the twentieth century for environmental management and conservation brings the story near to the present. The North Pennines, Dartmoor and South Wales are the subject of detailed accounts that reveal the common characteristics of the moorlands as well as their marked contrasts. Beyond the recent crises of overgrazing and the 2001 foot and mouth outbreak, Ian Simmons lays out some possible futures for the moors." -- Publisher's website.
... Dartmoor Allendale , North Pennines , Northumberland Alston , Cumbria Alston
Moor , Cumbria Anglezarke Moor , Lancashire Appleby - in - Westmorland ,
Cumbria Arkengarthdale , Yorkshire Dales Bainbridge , Yorkshire Dales Barden
Author: Ian Gordon Simmons
Category: Lindsay Greenbank Collection
Origin and occurrence : Hydrothermal in low - temperature veins , together with
calcite , barite and other minerals . Crystals several cm in size and cleavable
masses are known from Alston Moor , Cumbria , UK . Imperfect crystals about 10
Author: Petr Korbel
CD-ROM contains: many animations that deal with three-dimensional concepts, brief text pages for 104 of the most common minerals, diagrams, illustrations, etc.
The acicular type is found at Alston Moor and Cleator Moor , Cumbria , England .
Flos ferri is found in the iron mines of Styria , Austria . Some onyx marble from
Baja California , Mexico , is aragonite . In the United States pseudohexagonal ...
Author: Cornelis Klein
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
... massive hills , and is the pass into the lead - mining district of Alston Moor and
Nenthead , beyond which rise the wild heights that stretch southward to Cross
Fell . ... Alston , the highest market town , is on the Cumbrian side of the boundary
Author: William Sidney Gibson
Category: Northumberland (England)
ALSTON MOOR Sheep Dog Trials Associations open trial , on June 24 , will take
place on the Playing Fields , Alston , commencing at 8 . 30 a . m . The local trial
will be held on the evening of June 23 at 6 p . m . Birds in Lakeland confusion .
Category: Lake District (England)
... Alston Moor, Cumbria, Great Britain Neuberg, Styria, Austria Anglesarke Moor,
Chorley, Lancashire, Great Britain Durham, Great Britain Snailbeach Mine,
Minsterley, Shropshire, Great Britain Northumberland, Great Britain
Moore , 1982a , note 33 ) Crawhall , Thomas ( 178778 – 1833 ) 6 December
1811 TGS ( 1 ) 2 Specimens from Allonheads , Alston Moor ( Cumbria ) Creed ,
Richard 16 November 1836 TGS ( 2 ) 5 Fossil wood found in rounded boulders of
Author: British Museum (Natural History)
Written Statement Cumbria (England). County Council. 8 . 2 METHOD ... 3 The
coal seams in the Alston area are unusually ... The Alston Moor Ward is amongst
the wards with the highest level of unemployment in the County . 8.3.3 The coal ...
Author: Cumbria (England). County Council
List of members included in each volume except v. 1.
ARCHAEOLOGICAL PROJECTS IN CUMBRIA 2007 \ HE following projects
represent archaeological work in 2007 for which ... 5/07/1722 Archive : CRO ( B )
Alston Moor : Gatehead Chapel , Garrigill , Alston NY 7458 4117 F. Wooler ,
Author: Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society
Category: Cumberland (England)
... Building Design Partnership Study into multi-purpose village centres 17,940
Cumbria County Council Supplementary ... Wirksworth into offices 75,000 Eden
District Council Increased grant towards the cost of East Fellside and Alston Moor
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons
Category: Bills, Legislative
3 The Lead - mining Landscape of Alston Moor Alston has the unenviable
distinction of being the highest market town in England . Set on a steeply sloping
hillside , at a height of just about a thousand feet ( three hundred metres ) , in the
Author: Roy Millward
Category: Cumberland (England)
Author: Sir George Norman Clark
Category: Great Britain