Signs of old industry close to the footbridge over the River Worfe in Davenport Estate

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Looking through an old book published in 1899, Nooks and Crannies of Shropshire, the author says...

"...following an unfrequented sandy lane, drop to a secluded nook where the river Worf meanders past a small ivyclad water-wheel house, with the green glades of Davenport House feathering the hill slopes before us..."

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Comments (5)

David Brown Photogra… on February 21, 2011

By gum Peter but that is a grand find - but what is it (other than a great big wheel)?

It dun't look like a water wheel does it?

Well spotted.

Jethro

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

Hi Peter!What kind of works was produced by this wheel on the river!After Gorbachev's "perestroika" on russian fields now thousands and thousand delapidated,ruined and pillaged factories...like this wheel...Old Good Russian Friend Diggory Venn!

pedrocut on September 25, 2011

Hi Diggory

You ask the same question as Jethro in the comment above.

It now intrigues me and I will have to do some research!

After perestroika what has happened with the employment for the souls from the factories?

Best wishes Old English friend Peter

Diggory Venn on September 25, 2011

Hi Peter!Souls which survived during those Hard Times lived by means of selling what had remained of delapidated factories... :(

pedrocut on September 25, 2011

Hi Jethro and Diggory

Just found an old map from 1891 that shows a Pump House on this part of the river Worfe.

http://www.british-history.ac.uk/mapsheet.aspx?compid=55135&sheetid=7419&zm=1&x=415&y=254&ox=2176&oy=1261

Best wishes Peter

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