SK3281 : Sheffield : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

taken 10 years ago, near to Beauchief, Sheffield, Great Britain

Sheffield : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Sheffield : Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
During the early years of Abbeydale's history, the dam consisted of a long narrow goit channelling the water from the river to the water wheels. Around 1777, when the Goddard family were the tenants, the dam was enlarged to about half its present size. After the building of the Tilt Forge in 1785, it was enlarged again, when a total area of 1.88 hectares (5 acres) was flooded to give the greater capacity to run the two 5.5 metre (18 foot) diameter wheels. The dam is now about 1.5 hectares (4 acres), part having been lost at the top end when silt cleared from the working end was dumped.

The depth of the dam varies considerably, from as shallow at 92 cm (3 feet) to over 6.5 metres (21 feet) at its deepest point immediately behind the overspill. The water falls more than 6.2 metres (20 feet) from the dam before running to the river along the tail goit in front of the Manager's House.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 April, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 15 April, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 325 819 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:20.0241N 1:30.7695W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SK 325 819
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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