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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group

What's there now?

The curved weir, which is immediately upstream of the mill dam, is interrupted by two islands with trees. A modern valve on the entry feeds water into the mill dam via a very short head goit.

The mill dam is maintained for recreation and the footpath goes around the dam wall, close to the water’s edge. Water from the dam runs over a wide overflow, marked by metal plates across the path, with a steep fall into the river.

There are now few traces of the Hind Wheel buildings, which stood near another of the RVCG cast iron mill markers (see below).

The tail goit is culverted under the track and joins the river just above the Upper Cut weir.

The footbridge known as ‘One Man Bridge’ just below Hind Wheel carry the trail back across the river. Beside the footbridge is a ford where the bridleway joining Hagg Lane to Rivelin Valley Road crosses the river.

Look out for the cast-iron mill marker commissioned by the RVCG and designed by Sheffield sculptor Roger Gibson to represent various aspects of the valley – a wheel is mounted on a plinth that depicts a seed-pod emerging from the ground, with flowing water cascading downwards over weirs. Four markers were installed in the valley in 2007: the marker here depicts a fork, the marker at Upper Coppice a spoon, that at Walkley Bank Tilt a scythe blade and at Rivelin Corn Mill an ear of corn.

Images of cast iron markers at Hind Wheel

Cast iron marker at Hind Wheel. Photos: Sue Shaw, 2014.

Image of curved weir at Hind Wheel.

The curved weir at Hind Wheel has two islands supporting mature trees. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2014.

Image of inlet to Hind Wheel mill dam.

The modern inlet to Hind Wheel mill dam. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2014.

Image of the overflow from Hind Wheel..

The wide overflow from Hind Wheel mill dam is marked by metal plates across the footpath. A small piece of the shuttle mechanism survives. Photos: Sue Shaw, 2015/2016.

Image of dam overflow.

The outlet from the Hind Wheel mill dam overflow into the river just above the ford/footbridge. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of Hind Wheel tail goit.

The Hind Wheel tail goit emerges through a culvert under the track leading up to Rivelin Valley Road. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of Hind Wheel tail goit.

The Hind Wheel tail goit runs into the river just above the Upper Cut weir. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.


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