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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

View of Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet from across the courtyard
Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet Abbeydale Road South Sheffield S7 2QW

Opening/Meeting Times:
Open to the public Easter to October. Open to pre booked school groups all year round. Monday - Thursday 10.00am -4.00pm Sunday 11.00am - 4.45pm    

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Abbeydale is a unique water powered scythe and steel making works. It is a grade 1 listed building and scheduled ancient monument and is of local and national importance as an historic site. The houses, workshops, crucible steel furnaces, waterwheels, tilt hammer and machinery date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Records suggest that manufacturing activity took place on site from at least 1714 and possibly as early as 1685. It was a major industrial complex for its time, bringing together a number of local trades on the same site. It was one of the largest water powered sites on Sheffield's River Sheaf. Work continued at Abbeydale until 1933 when Tyzack Sons & Turner ceased production on the site. The Hamlet was temporarily re-opened during the Second World War to produce steel for the war effort.

Contact Details:
Main number 0114 2367731 Education bookings 0114 2369064/ 0114 2010613  

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Community Programmes:
Victorian Living History, Industrial development, Toy making, Forces and Materials, Health and Hyigene in the 1800s.  

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