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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group

What's there now?

The steep stone weir, which is located immediately upstream of the overgrown mill dam, is in fair condition. The stream that now flows through the former mill dam is fed from the Nether Cut tail goit via a culvert, as well as from the river via a short head goit. There is a modern sluice gate on the head goit inlet and remains of a staple can be seen on the lintel.

Little London Weir.

Little London Weir.

The stream flows out into the river at the well-preserved overflow, which can be seen under the bridge carrying the footpath. The low-level drainage point is now at the level of the stream, with slots in the stones on either side for the shuttle board – this was raised and lowered using the capstan/roller mechanism mounted on the stones above.

Overflow under the bridge with capstan/roller mechanism.

Overflow under the bridge with capstan/roller mechanism.

The blocked tail goit is culverted towards Holme Head, but is now interrupted by the Crosspool storm pipe, which outfalls just above the Holme Head weir.

The footpath between Holme Head and Little London Wheel tends to be wet; drainage and re- surfacing work by the RVCG in 2013 aimed to alleviate this recurring problem. A brick-arched tunnel that linked the Little London tail goit to the Holme Head head goit was rediscovered whilst doing the drainage work here – only a few stones are now visible to the left of the path just above the weir.


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