|Spooner (or Holme or Rivelin Bridge) Wheel, Rivelin Valley. St. Michael's RC Chapel, Rivelin Glen Cemetery in background, left
There is a risk that this Norfolk Wheel, known early in the 18th century as Rivelin Bridge Wheel, may be confused with the site immediately down-stream, which has also been known by the same name. The rental for 1709 shows Webster and Bromley, and the first known lease, of 1717, names Jeremy Bromley and William Spooner of Clough Field, Nether Hallam, also a cutler, in the south end. By 1901 the forge had been converted to a wire-mill, operated by George Hallam and Co. who had installed an oil engine by 1907.A lease of 1916 shows the waterwheel still capable of use. Electric power used from 1920's until closure in the 1950's. For further information see: Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers edited by David Crossley Ref: 621.21 SQ
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