There was a great deal of small scale industry which used the power of the water in the Sheffield rivers and streams. The range of processes and products changed over the years.
As this web site is devoted to the River Sheaf and its tributaries, we are providing information on the water powered sites on the Sheaf and its tributaries. We have divided the sites up into two lists:
1. the sites on the Sheaf and the minor streams.
2. the sites on the Porter.