Explore the Hamlet

Rediscover the Hamlet and its history with so many exciting changs to explore ...


Power was provided by four waterwheels fed by the water from the River Sheaf.

Grinding Hull

Here edge tools were sharpened to a fine cutting edge.

Tilt Forge

Built in 1785 it houses two massive tilt hammers driven by the site's main waterwheel.

Counting House

Here the works foreman and his clerk carried out the administrative work for the site.


Abbeydale Works was once the largest water-powered industrial site on the River Sheaf.

Boring Shop

The place for drilling holes in patent riveted scythes.

Steam Engine

Built by Davy Brothers of Sheffield and installed in 1855 as an additional source of power.