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Rivelin Valley Conservation Group

What's there now?

Few traces of the once-thriving Walkley Bank Tilt buildings now remain – most of them stood between the mill dam and the Mousehole weir (just downstream). The weir is in good condition, having undergone some repairs and there is a modern shuttle gate on the head goit entry. The overflow outlet from the mill dam, marked on the surface by metal plates, passes beneath the path near the car park.

The water outlet from the forge building into the short tail goit is marked by a bricked-up stone arch halfway between the mill dam and the weir. The outfall into the river is close to the Mousehole weir.

Look out for the cast-iron mill marker commissioned and installed by the RVCG in 2002. It was designed by Sheffield sculptor Roger Gibson to represent various aspects of the valley – a wheel is mounted on a plinth that depicts a seed-pod emerging from the ground, with flowing water cascading downwards over weirs. There are four markers in the valley: the marker here depicts a scythe blade, the marker at Hind Wheel a fork, that at Third Coppice Wheel a spoon and at Rivelin Corn Mill an ear of corn.

Image of Walkley Bank Tilt weir.

Walkley Bank Tilt weir. Photo: Sue Shaw, March 2015

Image of the modern shuttle gate at Walkley Bank Tilt

The modern shuttle gate on the head goit entry at Walkley Bank Tilt. Photo: Sue Shaw, Feb. 2015

Image of the overflow outlet from the Walkley Bank Tilt mill dam.

The overflow outlet from the Walkley Bank Tilt mill dam. Photo: Sue Shaw, March 2015.

Image of the few traces of the once-thriving Walkley Bank Tilt now remain.

Few traces of the once-thriving Walkley Bank Tilt now remain. Photo: Sue Shaw, March 2015.

Image of a bricked-up stone arch marks the start of the Walkley Bank Tilt tail goit.

A bricked-up stone arch marks the start of the Walkley Bank Tilt tail goit. Photo: Sue Shaw, May 2014.

Image of the cast iron mill marker at Walkley Bank Tilt (Havelock Dam), installed by RVCG in 2002.

Cast iron mill marker at Walkley Bank Tilt (Havelock Dam), installed by RVCG in 2002. Photo: Sue Shaw, 2014.


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