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Shepherd's Wheel

Whiteley Woods | Off Hangingwater Road, Sheffield S11 7EP, England
44-114-236-7731
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Ranked #55 of 123 attractions in Sheffield
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Aug 8, 2013
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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I was excited when the Shepherd's Wheel reopened after seemingly years of restoration. Instead, it's just ok, and I wouldn't say it's worth a visit in itself. The access times themselves aren't great, and so it's often closed when I pass by on a walk. It's great that people are so dedicated to preserving Sheffield's industrial history, and there are... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

There are cafes in the park and at the top dam. recommend carrying sarnie and drink. Nice walk and semi wheelchair friendly

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Stumbled on the water powered grinding wheel while on a family walk, this a great place, very atmospheric, with the whole place looking as if the workforce have just left. the guides are very informative and best of all its free

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Shepherd wheel was recently restored by the fundraising efforts of local people, the city council and Heritage Lottery funding. It's a 17th century cutlery grinding workshop, open at weekends and bank holidays when the water wheel and grinding wheels are running. Volunteers and museum staff are there to explain how everything works and it's a fascinating relic of Sheffield's industrial... More

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Sheffield, UK
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78 reviews 78 reviews
64 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Carefully conserved and a fascinating insight into local history. Take a walk up side of the Dam and over the road and follow the path up the valley to Wire Mill Dam and onwards to Forge dam for refreshments!

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2012

A water powered mill which ground knives, sharp edge tools etc. Newly refurbished and is now opened by "Friends of Porter Valley." It shows the horrible conditions that our forefathers used to indure. They still produced some excellent work. Set in now what is a lovely country park, very good staff.

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