Monday, 4 March 2013

Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre

Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre
Phase 2 of The Keld Resource Centre Restoration Project
Completed May 2011

The Keld Countryside & Heritage Centre can be found in on the ground floor of the Literary Institute Building.  The centre was once the stables where the minister, occupying The Manse, would have kept his horse and trap for travelling around his parish.  Later when transport by pony and trap gave way to 'horsepower' it was used as a garage.  The centre has been sensitively restored and retains the flagged and cobbled floor and the original stone stalls, feedtrough and hayracks.  Each stall division is  constructed of a single slab of sandstone measuring approximately 6 ft x 4 ft and would have been moved and manoevered by manpower alone. 

The Countryside & Heritage Centre tells the story of Keld village including hill farming, local people, the landscape and the history of the chapel buildings. Wall mounted displays, artefacts and audio recordings provide visitors will an insight into Keld's past and present.  This small centre is unmanned but open all year round for all to browse and enjoy. 

The centre is also the base for our programme of activities and events which include guided walks and craft demonstrations.  Please visit for full details of all events for 2013 or watch this space for previews of events to come. 
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