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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group

What's there now?

About 200 m upstream, a small bridge marks the inlet to the head goit at the low stone weir, which is deteriorating at the south-east end. There is a roller assembly on the head goit lintel above a modern shuttle gate.

Upper Cut Wheel weir.

Upper Cut Wheel weir.

Roller assembly on the head goit lintel above a modern shuttle gate.

Roller assembly on the head goit lintel above a modern shuttle gate.

The footpath runs along the bank between the head goit and the river. Water flows into the long and thin mill dam, now made even narrower due to slippage from the hillside above.

Water overflows directly from the dam into the wheel pit – some of the better remains of a wheel pit in the valley exist here. Between the wheel pit and the river you can still make out the footings and walls of the mill buildings, partly obscured now under the path and steps up to Rivelin Valley Road.

The tail goit goes under Rivelin Valley Road through a large stone archway into the Nether Cut mill dam. Upper Cut and Nether Cut were also linked via an overflow channel, which also appears to be culverted under the road.

The tumbled-down walls on the north side of the river are a reminder of the old allotments, and stones along the edge of the river are the remains of an old trackway.


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