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What's there now?

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’.

Image of the overflow from Second Coppice mill dam

The overflow from Second Coppice mill dam. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of the overgrown wheel pit area at Second Coppice Wheel

The overgrown wheel pit area at Second Coppice Wheel. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2016.

Image of the tail goit

The tail goit (on right) from Second Coppice joins the river (on left) near the stepping stones and cliff just upstream of the Third Coppice weir. Photo: Sue Shaw, April 2016.

Image of stepping stones across the river

Stepping stones cross the river between Second Coppice Wheel and Third Coppice weir. Photo: Sue Shaw, October 2015.


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