No picture of anything to do with stone in the northern dales would be complete without a barn. Sometimes every field has one. Virtually all of them now have no use for farming. Once used for housing stock and hay in winter these have been replaced by better stock housing in the main farm and baled silage. This one near Muker in upper Swaledale.
The throughstones are tilted downwards so that water runs off the building.
Near Usha Gap between these two villages is one of only two of these I've ever seen. They indicate change of ownership and are two wall heads butted up together.
Mainly limestone but notice the thicker courses in the middle of the wall and also notice the darker brown stone (throughs) which are gritstone which occurs nearbye
This is the same wall as above. Very neat work.
(Wood Nook Farm) near Grassington.
Typical Dales wall, Limestone rubble.