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December, 2007

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Title:Lost - One Waterwheel!
Subtitle:Sprotbrough Lock
Author:Don Gorge Strategic Partnership 
ID & Publication:20071211019 ~ 
Subject:Community News 

The Don Gorge Strategic Partnership (DGSP) which includes public, private and voluntary individuals and organizations are working together on the management of the Don Gorge in a holistic manner, for the benefit of both people and wildlife.

DGSP has begun to investigate the old Engine house near Sprotbrough lock. The remains of the Engine House are a Listed Structure dating from around 1700; however the owner (it is on private land) and the partnership are keen to see research conducted into the feasibility of what could be done to the engine house and the area around it to benefit the local community and visitors to the area.

The Engine House originally built in about 1700 pumped water using water power ( a water wheel) to lift water over 100feet from the River Don up to the gardens of Sprotbrough Hall and on to supply the village. It is now in a sad state and feasibility study is being conducted into the possibility of rebuilding the Engine House and a water wheel and increasing public access to the area ( with the landowners consent) around the building.

Some readers may remember an earlier project in the late 1970’s to conduct similar work by the old South Yorkshire County Council. The only work that took place was the old water wheel was removed for repair to a council depot? or other site? somewhere in Doncaster or Barnsley.

This is where the project needs your readers help in trying to find the old water wheel or any other parts of the building.

Please contact David on 07875 175 413 or email

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