Power was provided by four waterwheels fed by the water from the River Sheaf.
Explore the Hamlet
Rediscover the Hamlet and its history with so many exciting changs to explore ...
Scythes were painted to protect them from rust.
Here edge tools were sharpened to a fine cutting edge.
See the last complete surviving crucible furnace in the UK!
Built in 1785 it houses two massive tilt hammers driven by the site's main waterwheel.
See the row of Workers' Cottages built between 1786 and 1793.
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.
Built around 1838 our display show a lower middle class home
The place for drilling holes in patent riveted scythes.
Built by Davy Brothers of Sheffield and installed in 1855 as an additional source of power.
Located behind the Manager's House.