Rivelin Valley Conservation Group
There is no weir at Second Coppice – water feeds into the head goit directly from the tail goit and overflow of Upper Coppice.
The earth bank retaining wall is still in a fair condition and holds water but the mill dam is now very silted. In 2002, a new sluice gate was fitted on the overflow, which is at the head of the mill dam; water from the overflow travels under the path and into the river.
Some overgrown walls of the buildings are still evident.
The short tail goit can easily be traced to the river by the large retaining wall; this emerges just above the weir of the Third Coppice, by the stepping stones under ‘Cryptogam Cliff’.