The Tanyard building is now a private residence.
However it used to provide a steady income for the Old Glossop residents not only by employment in the curing of animal hides but also supplying urine for the process.
The term "Piss poor" came from tanneries through out the north. with locals who saved all their piss in a pot to sell to it to them.
The other term" So poor they have not got a pot to piss in" also referred to people who could not afford a piss pot to take their piss to sell.
Opposite the Tanyard at the side of the stream one can just make out the remains of a wooden evangelist church that was built there because the streams water in that area was said to contain healing properties. It is rumored that the Old Religion stone heads that have been hidden in Old Glossop were found in this area and that our forefathers worshiped in this area.