Graham Lee – Senior Archaeological Conservation Officer
Following on from Kirsty’s post last September it is very pleasing to report that the conservation of the bee boles wall on the south side of Glaisdale is now complete.
The funding for the work was provided by Natural England through Higher Level Stewardship (HLS), with project management supplied by us on behalf of the HLS agreement holder/landowner. The work was completed by Donald Gunn, an expert in building and restoring dry stone walls, using photographs and historic knowledge of the site.
The row of bee boles at GR 477038 503548 is easy enough to visit if you get the chance as they face onto the public footpath which runs along the south-eastern side of Glaisdale, between William Howe (off the road up from Delves) and High Gill Beck.
It’s brilliant to see such a striking feature of our local historic and cultural environment conserved for the future.