Verjuice Press / Beam Press – Farndale

Original source

This verjuice press lies partially covered by a tree in Farndale. Verjuice is the acidic juice of crab apples, traditionally used in cooking and medicine. A large stone would have been placed on top and a beam used to make it squeeze the fruit, with the juice running out of the carved channels.
Verjuice Press, Farndale
This photograph of an olive oil press gives a good idea of how it would have worked.