Saturday, 6 October 2012

Tar Topping is a landmark ruin on a popular walk from Skipton Road to New Lane.  It was actually Far Topping until a 19th Century cartographer mistook an F for a T and a new name was born. In disuse since the 1950s, the property comprised a one-bedroomed house with barn and shippon. The origins are unclear but the remains of a substantial cruck roof suggest considerable age. Source: "Discovering Silsden. Twelve Heritage Walks" by Cathy Liddle.