Totley Brook

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Coordinates: 53°19′16″N 1°32′10″W / 53.321°N 1.536°W / 53.321; -1.536 The Totley Brook is a stream in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It rises on a millstone grit ridge some 7 miles (11 km) to the south-west of the centre of Sheffield.[1] Over its course it drops from 740 feet (230 m) to 430 feet (130 m) near its junction with the Old Hay Brook[2] close to Baslow Road. The streams form the River Sheaf once they have joined.

There is an estate in Dore called Totley Brook, despite the fact that it is actually situated on the Old Hay Brook.[2]

The Totley Brook runs around the south of Totley through Gillfield Woods,[2] flows underneath Mickley Lane, behind the Totley Rise shops and meets Old Hay behind Milldale where Totley Chemical Works once stood. The Works was run by Tinker and Siddall from 1846, and had been taken over by Thomas Kilner by 1899, who manufactured pyroligneous acid, naptha and charcoal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ball Crossley and Flavell, (2006), p. 148
  2. ^ a b c Ordnance Survey, 1:25000 map, Sheet OL24
  3. ^ Totley Independent, Issue 317, October 2008

Bibliography[edit]

  • Christine Ball; David Crossley; Neville Flavell (2006), Water Power on the Sheffield Rivers: Second Edition, South Yorkshire Industrial History Society, ISBN 978-0-9556644-0-3