Exploring the Sheffield Culverts
There are several water channels in the area south east of Sheffield city centre. These channels were developed to provide water to ponds and dams that supplied water to water wheels for power in the early stages of the industrial revolution. As water power fell out of use the channels were either filled in or culverted over, as were sections of the Porter and the Sheaf.
Chris Tuckley, Head of Interpretation, recently visited the Culverts on a tour led by Sheaf and Porter Rivers Trust.
Exploring the Culverts first-hand highlighted the significant role they’ve played in Sheffield’s industrial history and why this area is of archaeological interest.