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“Interesting piece of history”
Review of Shepherd Wheel

Shepherd Wheel
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I was excited when the Shepherd's Wheel reopened after seemingly years of restoration. Instead, it's just ok, and I wouldn't say it's worth a visit in itself. The access times themselves aren't great, and so it's often closed when I pass by on a walk.

It's great that people are so dedicated to preserving Sheffield's industrial history, and there are knowledgeable people at Shepherd's Wheel, happy to talk about the mechanisms and history.

I'd always prefer to go somewhere much more steeped in history due to the ancient surroundings, however - the wheels at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet (also free!) are very much worth a visit - but this is interesting to pop into if you're walking past.

1  Thank Jess G
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

There are cafes in the park and at the top dam. recommend carrying sarnie and drink. Nice walk and semi wheelchair friendly

Thank tafsheep
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Reviewed 22 March 2013

Stumbled on the water powered grinding wheel while on a family walk, this a great place, very atmospheric, with the whole place looking as if the workforce have just left. the guides are very informative and best of all its free

Thank Kastania_1
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Reviewed 13 March 2013

Shepherd wheel was recently restored by the fundraising efforts of local people, the city council and Heritage Lottery funding. It's a 17th century cutlery grinding workshop, open at weekends and bank holidays when the water wheel and grinding wheels are running. Volunteers and museum staff are there to explain how everything works and it's a fascinating relic of Sheffield's industrial past in a beautiful location.

2  Thank hilary24
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Carefully conserved and a fascinating insight into local history. Take a walk up side of the Dam and over the road and follow the path up the valley to Wire Mill Dam and onwards to Forge dam for refreshments!

1  Thank fisherpl
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