This Foldout looks at the subject of waterwheels.


General Points

Several types of waterwheel were in use to drive local mills

Where the landscape did not provide a suitable supply of water, it was often necessary to construct a leet so that the water hit the breastshot and overshot wheels at the correct height.

Waterwheels were also used to drive fulling stocks.

Some local waterwheels

Beestonhirst Mill, Ripponden
Bottoms Mill, Ogden
Brighouse Corn Mill
Brookfoot Dye Works

Clough Mill, Walsden

Foster Mill, Hebden Bridge

Greenwood Lee, Heptonstall
Grove Mills, Ovenden

Hanging Lee Mill, Ripponden
Hebden Bridge Mill
Holme House Bridge Mill, Booth
Holme House Bridge, Booth
Hoo Hole Mill, Mytholmroyd

Jumps Mill, Todmorden

Listerwick Colliery, Shibden
Lumb Mill, Wainstalls
Lumbutts Mill, Todmorden

Mayroyd Mill, Hebden Bridge
Mytholm, Shibden

New Mill, Wainstalls

Paper Mill, Cragg Vale

Ripponden Mill
Robinwood Mill, Todmorden

Simm Carr Clough, Shibden
Simm Carr coal mine, Shibden
Spring Mill, Wainstalls

Unitarian Church, Todmorden
Upper Mill, Wainstalls

© Malcolm Bull 2023
Revised 02:53 / 22nd February 2023 / 5420

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