ERG are a working group within the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (UWHG). Initially set up for documentary research work to support the Whitfield Syke Project in 2010, ERG continue to work as a research group focusing on several aspects of the local history and historic landscape of the parish of Embsay-with-Eastby, near Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales.
In addition, we are currently working in partnership with the St Mary's Embsay Churchyard Survey Project team.
Monday, 7 October 2013
Sunday 6th October 2013
Chris, Jane and Alan met up at Halton Heights and set off on
the long march up the footpath over Barden Moor, passing several boundary
stones on the way.
Our aim was to get to Dolly Roggin, a large boundary stone
on the edge of Embsay parish. It has already been surveyed, but not
photographed in detail.
Dolly Roggin is a huge earthfast boulder that stands at the
junction of Embsay, Rylstone and Barden parish boundaries – it’s an impressive
stone on a sheltered hillside with a good view of Upper Barden reservoir below.
An iron fence post was embedded in its top
face, probably in the 19th Century, and further similar metal fence
posts can be seen nearby.
We enjoyed a leisurely packed lunch before Alan set about
carefully photographing the stone in detail and overview. The sun same out for
a few minutes here and there, but the light was mostly rather grey as brooding
clouds hung overhead. We returned from
our visit to Dolly Roggin via the boundary stone t Peggy West’s well, one we
had surveyed and photographed several months ago.
As we approached the end of our walk of course the sun came
out and the temperature rose. A chilly autumn day suddenly became an Indian