Keys to the Past

Watch House, East Binks Edge (Ettersgill)

This house was built in the 19th century and was used by a gamekeeper. In spring the grouse were fed and protected against being eaten by other animals and birds. In the autumn it was used when the butts were prepared for shooting parties and to watch for poachers.

Reference number:D4139
Historical period: 20th Century (1901 to 2000)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Ettersgill

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