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Pen-Y-Ghent summit flagstones.

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 Slackboot 25 Jul 2021

The flagstones that lead the way to the summit of Pen-Y- Ghent are covered in man made slots, holes and bits of metal. Does anyone know what the original purpose of the holes and slots were?

 mrphilipoldham 25 Jul 2021
In reply to Slackboot:

They’re usually sourced from old mills I believe, so probably to accommodate machinery of some sort. It’d be quite difficult to find out the exact provenance I’d have thought!

 Chris Craggs Global Crag Moderator  UKC Supporter 25 Jul 2021
In reply to mrphilipoldham:

Yes, I believe this is the case - floor slabs recycled from old cotton and woollen mills. The slots/metal bits were where the various machines - looms etc. were anchored to the floor. Makes you realise what substantial buildings they must have been,

Chris

 Slackboot 25 Jul 2021
In reply to mrphilipoldham:

The steps leading down from the summit towards Hull pot and Horton are quite well documented but I can't find much about the ones on the summit. They really fascinate me as I try to work out what the slots could have been used for. I too thought they must be from 'old mills' but I would love to know what part the slots and holes played. There are some threaded nuts in the flags too.

 Slackboot 25 Jul 2021
In reply to Chris Craggs:

Just seen your reply relating the slots to machinery. Makes sense.☺


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