Rivelin Valley Conservation Group and Ruskin in Sheffield
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.