Industrial History of The Langdale Estate
The Langdale Valleys and the Langdale Estate
have been the sites of various industrial businesses since pre-historic
Jack’s Rake was the site of the Neolithic
Langdale Axe Factory, and most likely those employed there would
have lived on the land
which became the Estate.
Water was the key element for all the industrial
developments in the area.
In Medieval times, the Estate was the site of
a woollen mill ... the water from the Great Langdale Beck provided
power, and local
Herdwick sheep produced a steady supply of wool ...
the full story including a map of the Estate showing the various
historic points of interest