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Dams, Wheels and Mills on the Rivelin

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The Rivelin was a busy, busy river in the 19th. century and it's difficult to imagine so much industry in such a rural setting. Anyone who has the book Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers should find these maps useful but hopefully there is a wider general interest in our industrial past. I hope in time to produce similar maps for all the water power sites on our local rivers.

Map Rivelin_1

1. Uppermost Wheel - pulled down and dam filled in ~1845

2. Rivelin Mill (Corn)

3. Rivelin Mill (Wire) also known as Upper Coppice wheel

4. Coppice Wheel also known as Second Coppice Wheel

5. Paper Mill also known as Third Coppice Wheel

6. Frank Wheel

7. Wolf Wheel also known as Rocher Wheel

8. Swallow Wheel

Map Rivelin_2

(Swallow Wheel)

9. Plonk Wheel also known as Sawbridge, Siddal, or Bobby Wheel

10. Iron Wheel also known as Hind wheel

11. Upper Cut Wheel

12. New Wheel also known as Nether Cut or Kay Wheel

13. Little London Wheel

14. Holme Head Wheel

15. Roscoe Wheel also known as Hoole's, Holme Intake or Willow Bank Wheel

16. Spooner Wheel also known as Holme or Rivelin Bridge Wheel

(the large un-named dam just upsream also supplied this wheel)

Map Rivelin_3

(Spooner Wheel)

17. Bridge Wheel Also known as Rivelin Bridge Wheel or Hollins Bridge Corn Mill

18. Walkley Bank Tilt also known as Havelock or Hallam Wheel

19. Mousehole Forge

20. Grogram Wheel

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DaveH

The Rivelin was a busy, busy river in the 19th. century and it's difficult to imagine so much industry in such a rural setting. Anyone who has the book Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers should find these maps useful but hopefully there is a wider general interest in our industrial past. I hope in time to produce similar maps for all the water power sites on our local rivers.

Map Rivelin_1

1. Uppermost Wheel - pulled down and dam filled in ~1845

2. Rivelin Mill (Corn)

3. Rivelin Mill (Wire) also known as Upper Coppice wheel

4. Coppice Wheel also known as Second Coppice Wheel

5. Paper Mill also known as Third Coppice Wheel

6. Frank Wheel

7. Wolf Wheel also known as Rocher Wheel

8. Swallow Wheel

Map Rivelin_2

(Swallow Wheel)

9. Plonk Wheel also known as Sawbridge, Siddal, or Bobby Wheel

10. Iron Wheel also known as Hind wheel

11. Upper Cut Wheel

12. New Wheel also known as Nether Cut or Kay Wheel

13. Little London Wheel

14. Holme Head Wheel

15. Roscoe Wheel also known as Hoole's, Holme Intake or Willow Bank Wheel

16. Spooner Wheel also known as Holme or Rivelin Bridge Wheel

(the large un-named dam just upsream also supplied this wheel)

Map Rivelin_3

(Spooner Wheel)

17. Bridge Wheel Also known as Rivelin Bridge Wheel or Hollins Bridge Corn Mill

18. Walkley Bank Tilt also known as Havelock or Hallam Wheel

19. Mousehole Forge

20. Grogram Wheel

Re-did the Rivelin Valley walk in late 2007. Although these places no longer exist there is still evidence of them and of course the dams and weirs across the river are still there. Here is a picture marking the site of the Coppice Wheel (no4 on Gramps key).

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vox

Walked up from Bradfield and round Dale Dyke Dam this morning.

May be too easy a question but - what is this stone, and others like it, there for?

(I know by the way)

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SteveHB

Iron Wheel or Hind wheel (#10),

though I have always known it as the Round Dam.

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Guest Old Canny Street Kid

The Rivelin was a busy, busy river in the 19th. century and it's difficult to imagine so much industry in such a rural setting. Anyone who has the book Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers should find these maps useful but hopefully there is a wider general interest in our industrial past. I hope in time to produce similar maps for all the water power sites on our local rivers.

Map Rivelin_1

1. Uppermost Wheel - pulled down and dam filled in ~1845

2. Rivelin Mill (Corn)

3. Rivelin Mill (Wire) also known as Upper Coppice wheel

4. Coppice Wheel also known as Second Coppice Wheel

5. Paper Mill also known as Third Coppice Wheel

6. Frank Wheel

7. Wolf Wheel also known as Rocher Wheel

8. Swallow Wheel

Map Rivelin_2

(Swallow Wheel)

9. Plonk Wheel also known as Sawbridge, Siddal, or Bobby Wheel

10. Iron Wheel also known as Hind wheel

11. Upper Cut Wheel

12. New Wheel also known as Nether Cut or Kay Wheel

13. Little London Wheel

14. Holme Head Wheel

15. Roscoe Wheel also known as Hoole's, Holme Intake or Willow Bank Wheel

16. Spooner Wheel also known as Holme or Rivelin Bridge Wheel

(the large un-named dam just upsream also supplied this wheel)

Map Rivelin_3

(Spooner Wheel)

17. Bridge Wheel Also known as Rivelin Bridge Wheel or Hollins Bridge Corn Mill

18. Walkley Bank Tilt also known as Havelock or Hallam Wheel

19. Mousehole Forge

20. Grogram Wheel

I don't know where this fits in, but here is a pix I did many years ago when I attempted to depict a Rivelin water wheel site from an old cutting.

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Guest Old Canny Street Kid

I don't know where this fits in, but here is a pix I did many years ago when I attempted to depict a Rivelin water wheel site from an old cutting.

I suppose really it is two workshops on the Rivelin!

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Guest Gramps

I suppose really it is two workshops on the Rivelin!

Looks very much like Holme Head wheel to me. There's a couple of colour photos on Picture Sheffield...

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s10354&pos=1&action=zoom&id=13424

http://www.picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;y01879&pos=1&action=zoom&id=48846

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Stuart0742

Rivelin Nature Trail Booklet

Not sure of the date, I remember 1st buying a copy of this in the late 60's early 70's, there is no indication of the date but I suspect this copy is late 70's

As this booklet is now a few years old, I do not know if all the locations referred to are still accurate.

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Rivelin Nature Trail Booklet

Not sure of the date, I remember 1st buying a copy of this in the late 60's early 70's, there is no indication of the date but I suspect this copy is late 70's

As this booklet is now a few years old, I do not know if all the locations referred to are still accurate.

Norfolk School science field trip with Man matthews, 1969 - 70 I think

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SteveHB

Known as the 'Nether Cut' or 'New Wheel' (edit: it has two names!)

It's just down stream & next to where Rivelin Valley Rd (A6101) crosses the river,

is this the section of road that was often referred to as the 'New Road' ?

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Guest Gramps

I believe the whole of the road from Malin Bridge to Manchester road was known as 'the new road'. There are some photos of it on Sheffield Picture.com totally bereft of trees apart from a few newly planted saplings.

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SteveHB

Upper Cut Wheel

This is infact the Nether Cut Wheel, *error pointed out by HughW.

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SteveHB

1879 advert, Rivelin Paper Mills.

'Rope Papers' ?

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Bayleaf

I believe the whole of the road from Malin Bridge to Manchester road was known as 'the new road'. There are some photos of it on Sheffield Picture.com totally bereft of trees apart from a few newly planted saplings.

E.g.

It was built by the Council as a job creation scheme. They paid for it by diverting surplus funds from the Water Board. When the powers that be found out they were reprimanded as this was illegal, and they had to put the money back (in due course!)

To her dying day my wife's great aunt called it the New Road. She died in 1983 aged 80.

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Guest Gramps

I was aware of the job creation scheme, not sure from where, but the Council playing fast and loose with public funds is a surprise....OTOH - perhaps not ;-)

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HughW

Upper Cut Wheel

This image is incorrectly labelled on the postcard. It is Nether Cut Wheel rather than Uppercut.

Hugh

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SteveHB

This image is incorrectly labelled on the postcard. It is Nether Cut Wheel rather than Uppercut.

Hugh

Thanks for the correction Hugh,

I was thinking the same at the time I posted the image.

The Uppercut was just upstream at the other side of the road/bridge, if I am correct.

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mike142sl

Thanks for the correction Hugh,

I was thinking the same at the time I posted the image.

The Uppercut was just upstream at the other side of the road/bridge, if I am correct.

The hill in the background looks wrong to me - or has it just been eaten away by the quarry up there.

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SteveHB
On 15/12/2010 at 15:13, mike142sl said:

The hill in the background looks wrong to me - or has it just been eaten away by the quarry up there.

According to picturesheffield they say 'Nether Cut Wheel, (New Wheel)'

yet the text on their postcard view also says Upper Cut on it. :blink:

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SteveHB

The cottages on the R/H side of Rivelin Valley Rd, above (upstream) of the bridge look same as in the postcard view.

Image courtesy of Google

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SteveHB

Dam #07 on map.

The Wolf Wheel, also known as Rocher Wheel.

S&R Ind: June 14 1884.

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And a later upstream view.

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vox

This map indicates that the Holly Bush was at one time called the Hollins Tavern

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Edmund

Next one down:

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