Remarkable 17th century Swaledale farmstead gets Grade II* listing

Low Whita - a 17th Century Swaledale Farmstead Listed at Grade II*

In the years I have worked as a Building Conservation Officer for the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, I have had the privilege to be involved with some fascinating and remarkable sites. One such site, which encapsulates centuries of history and tradition in Swaledale like no other, is a farmstead known as Low Whita, near to the village of Low Row in Upper Swaledale.

Low Whita is a fascinating collection of buildings. Here we have two adjoining former thatched houses with stair turrets. A line of projecting slates on the rear wall marks the original eaves level, which ran across the whole range.
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