by June Hill + Dr Alan Smith
Below: Cove Farm and Smithy, Watermillock, late 17th century with early 18th century changes. Dated barn adjoins house © LDNPA
Our Built Heritage
Around the Ullswater valley, from its headwaters at Kirkstone Pass to Eamont Bridge, the built heritage shows, in farmhouses and outbuildings, barns, cottages, field walls and bridges, how traditional craftsmanship, materials and ideas have been used to create the buildings we see today. It culminates in the hotels and guesthouses of the 'Vernacular Revival', (late nineteenth/early twentieth century), when the beauty and features of past buildings became something to emulate.