Reconstruction of a bark peeler's hut, Roudsea Woods, Cumbria

Reconstruction of a bark peeler's hut, Roudsea Woods, Cumbria
Photograph taken January 1997 © Crown copyright.NMR ref: AA98/08248

Bark was an important natural resource used in the tanning process. This picture shows an early 20th-century bark peeler's hut with timbers positioned to give an idea of the finished structure. Woodsmen lived in huts such as this when their work took them to woods away from their homes.

Location

Cumbria Haverthwaite

Period

1990s (1990 - 1999)

Tags

rural craft tradition work reconstruction timber 1990s (1990 - 1999)