Abbeydale industrial hamlet.
'Abbeydale industrial hamlet.'
Two water-powered, belt-driven tilt hammers in the tilt forge, part of the Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet in Sheffield.
The Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a working museum, with dwellings and workshops, dating from between 1714 and 1876. They were formerly the Abbeydale Works, a scythe-making plant that was in operation until the 1930s, and are a remarkably complete example of a 19th-century works. It demonstrates the process of making blister steel from iron and coke, then refining it using the crucible steel process. Photo Paul Smit.