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Shepherd Wheel Workshop

Grid reference:  SK 317 852
OS sheet: 110/111
Postcode:  S11 2YE
in the Porter Valley in Whitely Woods/Bingham Park (off Hangingwater Road).

In the picturesque valley of the Porter Brook.
A unique working example of Sheffield knife grinding industry. One of many small water-powered grinding workshops along Sheffield's rivers and the earliest complete example of this industry, with evidence dating it back to the 1500s. In this workshop, skilled grinders produced fine, sharp cutting edges. Grinding ceased in the 1930s.
See the restored working waterwheel and machinery in action along with the tools of the trade for cutlery grinding and hear stories about the grinders who worked here over the centuries at this Grade II listed building and Scheduled Ancient Monument.
Shepherd Wheel received 1million Heritage Lottery Funding for restoration of the waterwheel and site and opened to the public in April 2012.

Opening times 2017
All year, every weekend and Bank Holiday Mondays.
Summer opening 1000 - 16.00.
Winter opening 11.00- 15.00.
Parties at other times by arrangement.
National Mills Weekend opening times 2017
Saturday 13 May: 10.00-16.00
Sunday 14 May: 10.00-16.00.

General enquiries: Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust, tel. 0114 272 2106.
Bookings for all group visits: tel. 0114 201 0613.