I believe this is part of one of the 70 miles of moorland water races built between Joseph Foord between 1747 and 1768. It would have supplied water to Gillamoor, Fadmoor and Kirkbymoorside.
The races remaining in use until the early 20th century.
The reading room was first opened on Tuesday November 21st 1911, funded by Joseph Page and built by Glasweigan-based company Speirs and Company
It fell into disuse around the 1940s but thanks to recent grants has been restored.
The building is now back in regular use by Appleton Film Society and Appleton Book Club amongst others.
This pillbox now stands alone in the middle of a field between Kirbymoorside and Keldholme.
The countryside location may seem unusual now, but wartime air base RAF Wombleton is nearby.
The base carries an inscription “Victoria R.I 1897” which relates to the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria for which it was erected.
During WW2, the couple that then lived in our home had a custom built shelter dug! She wanted her own shelter, especially after 6 houses were brought down in an air raid! He, was a retired civil engineer, and hence a pretty nifty piece of work!Scroll on to 2014, by which time the roof had long been removed, a concrete slab, and the hole filled in and a garden created to our having to dig up said garden to find source of damp problem – blocked air bricks which had been covered over with concrete when garden recreated! We found the top step which, had a pivot hole at one end and decided to dig down! The rest you can see, nobody in the street remembers it but one gentleman, now in his late 80’s, does remember the shelter being there.
Francis Pybus / head / M / 57 / Liverton, Yks
Jane Pybus / wife / 48 / Lofthouse, Yks
Francis Pybus / son / S / 24 / Liveton, Yks
Sarah Pybus / daug / S / 20 / Liverton, Yks
Thomas Pybus / son / S / 19 / Liverton, Yks
John Pybus / son / S / 17 / Liverton, Yks
Annie Pybus / daug / S / 14 / Liverton, Yks
Joseph H Forster / son in law / M / 27 / Lealholm, Yks
Mary Forster / daug / M / 22 / Liverton, Yks