Panaramic view

Laver Banks  | OS Grid Ref: 426300,471200  | Site classified as: Landscape:Leisure  | HPG Ref: 60224

Map Evidence

1856 OS
Woodland area around tracks as shown
1909 OS
As above
OS 1956
As above

Extract from Site Visit report

Site Description: Landscape Leisure Area
Site Access: Footpaths through site: S to N, E to W
Visibility: Overgrown and exceedingly muddy
Micro climate: Sheltered valley
North boundary: Hedge
South boundary: Stone wall
East boundary: Stone wall
West boundary: Not visible
Buildings: Stone bridge
Walkways / Gateways / Paths etc: Several tracks
Water features: Natural valley of river Laver
Other man-made features: Stone bridge across river and bridlepaths
Natural features: Rocky outcrop forming a cliff on SE bank of river
Planting: Variety of trees, some old broadleaved (eg beech), conifer plantation.
General Condition: Badly overgrown with brambles and bracken; evidence of felling of trees by bridge
Local knowledge: 17thC believed to be owned by Aislabie family of Studley Royal; part of designed landscape
Other comments: Evidence of use by local horse-riding stables
Recorder: DC/PAW
Date: 14/11/09

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