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Prize winning bus shelter; living limekiln
Monday 14 October 2002

TWO small but important projects in the Yorkshire Dales National Park have been officially completed - and have gained widespread praise.

The first, the new Grassington interchange bus shelter, has won the coveted 2002 White Rose Small Project Award for Design Excellence, presented by the Yorkshire branch of the Royal Institute of British Architects.

And at Langcliffe Quarry, near Settle, a rare example of Dales industrial heritage has been saved with completion of renovation work of the 19th Century Craven lime works.

The site contains a unique collection of industrial remains, representing the different stages in the development of the once important lime industry, including a 128 metre long stone built Hoffmann lime kiln - a scheduled ancient monument of national importance.

The site is also important for nature conservation and is home to species of national significance, including bats, cave spiders and rare hawkweed.

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