Fountains Mill was originally constructed in the 12th century by the monks of Fountains Abbey.
At various points in its life it was also a Saw Mill, Dairy and housed wartime refugees.
The mill ground corn all the way until 1927, a Gilkes turbine was installed in 1928 to produce electricity, which still operates today.
Robinson’s Cross is a boundary stone.The M is said to stands for Manners, the family name of the Duke of Rutland who once held Helmsley.
Apologies for the lack of posts recently, the site is not dead, work has just become very busy.
Two Methodist Chapels existed in Farndale, this is the one at Low Mill, the walls contain a great many memorials.
This old photo from August 27 1926 shows a celebration of an anniversary of Low Farndale Methodist Chapel (which anniversary is unclear currently)
Planning permission records suggest it became a private home around 1984.
Botton Cross is a a wayside cross on Danby High Moor. Although now broken it is an early medieval wheelhead type.
The cross is on the course of an old road which runs from Young Ralph toward Fat Betty.
John Wesley, one of the founders of Methodism, preached at the barter table on several occasions from 1745.
The table itself is thought to date from the 16th century.
The market cross dates from the 18th century, although the steps around it may date from an earlier medieval cross.
The current Ana Cross is a relatively modern 19th century replacement.
Fragment of the original medieval cross, which is said to have been over 8m tall, can be found in the Crypt at Lastingham
The hardest to find of Lastinghams four holy wells, despite being only a few meters from the roadside, it took me several attempts due to vaguery in the OS map.
The well was re-dug in 1964 by a Mr H. Frank.