Chris Allen and licensed for reuse under this
Creative Commons Licence
Shepherd Wheel Workshop
Grid reference: SK
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
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
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
Bookings for all group visits: tel. 0114 201 0613.