SHEPHERD WHEEL AND ATTACHED DAM GOIT AND WEIR

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1255068

Date first listed: 28-Jun-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 12-Dec-1995

Statutory Address: SHEPHERD WHEEL AND ATTACHED DAM GOIT AND WEIR, HANGINGWATER ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: SHEPHERD WHEEL AND ATTACHED DAM GOIT AND WEIR, HANGINGWATER ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Sheffield (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SK 31734 85396

Summary

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History

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Details

SHEFFIELD

SK38NW HANGINGWATER ROAD 784-1/5/401 (East side) 28/06/73 Shepherd Wheel and attached dam, goit and weir (Formerly Listed as: HANGING WATER ROAD Shepherd's Wheel (with wall to dam and spillway))

II*

2 grinding hulls, now museum, and adjoining dam, goit and weir. c1780, restored c1960. Coursed squared stone with stone slate roof and single brick gable and single stone side wall stacks. EXTERIOR: 2 single storey ranges, 4 and 3 bays. Larger range, to left, has a single light window flanked by single 2-light windows, and to left, a 3-light window. All have glazing bars and plank shutters. Right gable has to left a plank door with stone lintel. Left gable has an external stair made of discarded grindstones. Smaller range, to right, has a central plank door and at the rear, three renewed 2-light barred windows with wooden mullions. At the rear, a renewed wooden pentrough feeding an iron overshot wheel approx 3m diameter. To west, dam with curved retaining wall approx 160m long, with a narrow spillway close to the buildings. At the west end, an early diversion weir under a road bridge, diverting water into a short head goit. INTERIOR has in the main hull a cast-iron spur wheel driving 5 grindstones, with a shaft and belt connection to 4 similar stones in the small hull. This machinery is complete and in working order. HISTORICAL NOTE: there has been a grinding hull on this site from c1584, and the existing buildings were in use from the late C18 till c1930 for the grinding of table and pocket knives. Shepherd's Wheel is an outstanding example of the single process small scale units which characterised the Sheffield cutlery industry. (Shepherd Wheel 1584-1984: Peatman J: Sheffield: 1984-; Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers: Crossley D: Sheffield: 1989-: 74).

Listing NGR: SK3173485396

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 458649

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Crossley, D, Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers, (1989), 74
Peatman, J , Shepherd Wheel 1584-1984, (1984)

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