Old Style — Grinding Wheel in Endcliffe Wood

Old Style — Grinding Wheel in Endcliffe Wood. Source: The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520. Click on image to enlarge it.

“Endcliffe Wood is one of the most charming suburban walks of Sheffield. Eight grinding wheels are kept at work in this picturesque spot by the Porter stream, whose waters are dammed up at various, points. Weirs are also constructed in connection with these dams in order that the flow may be increased. Shuttles are also employed for stopping the water and to turn it in another direction after a heavy rainfall. A delightful stroll of a mile and a half through glens and dingles may be had here; and if the walk were extended a sight of the Porter Falls, fifteen feet in height, would amply recompense the visitor” (522).

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“Buildings and Industries of Sheffield.” The Graphic 10 (28 November 1874): 520-22. Hathi Trust online version of a copy in the New York Public Library. Web. 2 July 2021

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