Yorkshire Dales

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View from Wainman's Pinnacle
towards Lund's Tower

Cross bedding in the Grit as seen below Lund's Tower in the quarry

Addingham Edge Grit escarpment and the two 'follies'.

There are two follies built on top of the escarpment of Addingham Edge Grit between Cowling and Steeton, north Yorkshire. They are Wainman's Pinnacle and Lund's Tower. Wainman's Pinnacle ("Salt Pot") was erected by the Wainman family of Carr Head Hall to commemorate the defeat of Napoleon in 1815. The other monument is known as Lund's Tower and was built by Mr James Lund of Malsis Hall.Lund's Tower (also known as Sutton Pinnacle and perhaps more commonly as the "Pepper Pot") is thought to either have been built for his daughter or for Queen Victoria's Jubilee.

The escarpment on which these two pinnacles stand is composed of Addingham Edge Grit - a late Kinderscoutian Grit of the Millstone Grit Group (Namurian) that lies between the R1c1 and R1c2 Reticuloceras reticulatum marine bands.  It is a coarse grained to granular cross-bedded sandstone about 20-40 metres thick and is a typical Pennine prograding delta sequence.

As you can see from the photographs the outcrop is impressive and accords good views of the surrounding countryside.