This Foldout looks at the subject of waterwheels.
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
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Malcolm Bull 2017 /
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