SHEPHERDS WHEEL WHITELEY WOODS SHEFFIELD
I came across a booklet that I have had in my possession for many years the other day. It was published by the The Council for the Conservation of Sheffield Antiquities and it gave a brief history of Shepherd Wheel which is situated on the banks of the River Porter in Sheffield. The Wheel is now run by the Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. It is a Grade II listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument which received £1million Heritage Lottery Funding for restoration of the waterwheel and site seven years ago. The site re-opened to the public in April 2012. But the booklet below details the efforts that went on before this latest restoration project to ensure that this priceless piece of Sheffield's industrial and economic was not lost forever. The Council for the Conservation of Sheffield Antiquities who were instrumental in preserving the wheel and the site no longer function as an entity but the Wheel is a fitting tribute to their tireless endeavors.
As a footnote, the restoration of the Wheel in 2009 was not without controversy. This is from the Sheffield Telegraph dated 29th October 2009
The Council for the Conservation of Sheffield Antiquities - I am unsure of the copyright issue here but I know that the Council no longer exists and the publication does not bear a copyright notice or ISBN number. The booklet carries a fascinating account of the wheel and its history hence my decision to post the information on the site before it is lost forever.
Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Sheffield History Forum
Sheffield Telegraph dated 29th October 2009
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