The old bobbin mill, drying shed, and waterwheel pit have preserved in an area west of the village known as "The Howk". According to the English Dialect Dictionary a howk is an area that has been excavated. The valley is in limestone and shows some evidence of quarrying. The waterwheel pit was about 42 feet in diameter and about 3 feet wide, and was thought to be one of the largest in England.
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Keywords:caldbeck, cumbria, howk bobbin mill, lake district, victorians, water power, waterwheels, woodland industries