Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
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This complex, which made blades, was established in the 18th century. The cut-away drawing of the crucible furnace shows the melting shop, which is raised above a brick-vaulted cellar. The melting holes can be seen in the floor next to the tall rectangular stack. The furnace bellows were powered by a water wheel.