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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin in Sheffield

What's there now

The children’s playground was built on the site of the mill dam in the 1950s. No traces remain of the tail goit, which ran across what is now the grassed area in front of the café and straight into the Hollins Bridge Mill dam.

The mill dam was originally fed by a long head goit all the way from the weir above what is now the New Dam. Part of the goit was taken through a tunnel, which still exists, in the high ground between the New Dam and Spooners Wheel mill dam. A hole has opened up in the bank in the last few years which shows the location of this tunnel – this can be seen from the south side of the river. Further details can be found in this document.

An oak is flanked by two weeping willows by the bridge near the children’s play area. [Photo: Sue Shaw, June 2015]

An oak is flanked by two weeping willows by the bridge near the children’s play area. [Photo: Sue Shaw, June 2015]

The children’s play area above the café was built on the site of Spooners mill dam in the 1950s. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2015.

The children’s play area above the café was built on the site of Spooners mill dam in the 1950s. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2015.

Bridge over the River Rivelin, beside the children’s play area. A forerunner of the bridge in about 1900 can be seen in history section.  Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2015.

Bridge over the River Rivelin, beside the children’s play area. A forerunner of the bridge in about 1900 can be seen in the history section. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2015.


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