Monday, 14 June 2010
Its main industry in the past was farming, knitting and woollen goods. The set of ten steps are on Grade II historic buildings in Weavers Yard, dated probably c1800 when the surrounding area had many mills and weavers were converting the local wool . The streets are narrow and full of interesting buildings and at one end of the town is the 12th Century Norman Parish Church of St Andrews, restored in 1886 when the interior was altered.
In present times farming still predominates but many of the shops are now sellers of books and Sedbergh has become a Book Town, an ideal place for the bibliophile. But as it is also a walking and tourist area there are also lots of pubs and tea shops. What a great combination.