Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin In Sheffield Logo Mousehole Forge

Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin in Sheffield

Art at Rivelin Corn Mill

The water power at Mousehole Forge was used to drive furnaces, bellows, tilt-hammers and grindstones, and its anvils and other iron products were exported world-wide until the 1930s. The scale of the industrial settlement, its picturesque collection of industrial buildings and cottages, and its easy access from the tram terminus at Malin Bridge made Mousehole Forge and its dam a favourite subject with the Rivelin Valley Artists. Ben Baines always described this view as one of his “pot-boiler watercolours” and there must be many versions of the scene hanging on walls in Sheffield and beyond.

Mill Dam and Distant Mill, by Ben Baines, 1935

Mill Dam and Distant Mill, by Ben Baines, 1935


Other Mills
RVCG website
Ruskin in Sheffield