Water power on the Sheffield rivers


Second (revised) edition. Edited by Christine Ball, David Crossley and Neville Flavell

A4, soft cover, 212pp., profusely illustrated with  photographs, maps and drawings. Heavy book.

Water powers has formed one of the important foundations of the traditional metal industries of Sheffield. By the end of the eighteen century the rivers were lined by cutlery and scythe grinding wheel , forges and rolling mills, corn mills, paper and snuff mills.

This book introduces the history, archaeology and technology of the use of water power in the Sheffield area. Entries for the the five rivers: the Don from Oughtibridge to Brightside, the Loxley, the Rivelin, the Porter and the Sheaf are accompanied by reports on archaeological excavations undertaken prior to redevelopment.


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