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THE TANNERY
Leather, together with wool and wood, was one of the three indispensable items in common usage and manufactured locally throughout the medieval and pre industrial eras. The production of leather was a lengthy process and required the use of much water and oak bark. The tannery at Knottingley was situated at the edge of the common, where wasteland trees and streams provided a natural resource for processing hide and in a location where the noxious smell of the process of manufacture would be at maximum distance from the local inhabitants.
From Terry Spencer's 'Field Systems and Place Names of Old Knottingley'.
 
Knottingley Facts
As you are no doubt aware, the Knottingley website contains an immense amount of published material and it is clear that many people don't have the time or inclination to read through pages and pages of information which often contain a lot of references that are of little interest to them. With that in mind, in this section of the Knottingley website you will find a list of subjects from which I have taken the most important facts and other relevant items of interest and compiled them together in list format.  It is from lists similar to this that our online quiz has been compiled so the articles we will be publishing here should be of assistance to you when attempting our quiz.

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