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Industrial History of The Langdale Estate

The Langdale Valleys and the Langdale Estate have been the sites of various industrial businesses since pre-historic times.

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 ...


Download the full story including a map of the Estate showing the various historic points of interest




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