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WASH DUB, Wharfe

WASH DUB, Wharfe
WASH DUB, Wharfe

The wash dub was a pool in which sheep were bathed in order to scrub parasites out of the wool. It was a communal activity that lasted until the mid-20th C when chemical dips became commonplace. In this case, the wash dub was formed by temporarily damming Austwick Beck where it is crossed by White Stone Lane via a couple of clapper bridges near the hamlet of Wharfe.  It can be seen as part of an easy circular walk from Austwick.

Location/Address: White Stone Lane
Nr Wharfe
County: North Yorkshire
Post Code: LA2 8DQ
Main Historic Period: Victorian
Tip/Nearby: Austwick
Primary Management: National Park
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