Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Interior view: Ron Staly, a professional grinder, sharpening a scythe at Abbeydale Hamlet. [Photographed by a Metalwork and Jewellery student] Location: Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield S7 2QW. Part of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust. An industrial museum on a site that has been involved with steel-working since the 13th century. Opened in 1970 as a museum. Consists of the Abbeydale Works, a 19th century water-powered scythe making business. Buildings on-site include: The Crucible Furnace (c. 1830), The Tilt Forge (1785), The Grinding Hull (1817), The Manager's House (c. 1838), Worker's Cottages (1786-93), The Boring Shop, The Blacking Shop, The Counting House, and The Steam Engine. Sources: Sheffield Industrial Museums website. Last visited 21 October, 2010 < http://www.simt.co. >.
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Museums -- England -- Sheffield
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Steel industry and trade
Sharpening of tools