Water wheels

A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of free-flowing or falling water into useful forms of power. A water wheel consists of a large wooden or metal wheel, with a number of blades or buckets arranged on the outside rim forming the driving surface. (wiki)

Only complete and functioning water wheels are part of this connection.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Cordoba Molino de la Albolafia
Cornwall and West Devon Mining Landscape At Morwellham Quay
Derwent Valley Mills Water wheel in Cromford (appears to be within the inscribed area but not the original location!). There is also a small water wheel at Slinter Cottage but this may not be working yet.
Engelsberg Ironworks
Falun Great Copper Mountain Two around the big pit
Hani Rice Terraces Water powered mills (for grinding grain), and water-operated tilt hammers (for hulling rice) are found in most valleys (AB ev)
Heritage of Mercury Kamst Water Wheel in Idrija, the "biggest still preserved wooden water wheel of this type in Europe"
Karlskrona Crown Mill in Lyckeby
New Lanark Mill Number Four ... In 1990 a waterwheel was brought from Hole Mill Farm, Fife, and installed on the site of the mill. (wiki) - the ten original water wheels, which drove the mills, were gradually replaced by three water turbines
Old Town of Lijiang Lijiang's large water wheel at main entrance is one of the landmarks of the town
Rammelsberg and Goslar "the water which for hundreds of years set the four underground driving wheels in motion. Three of these waterwheels can still today be seen in their original locations"
Salzburg At the Stift St. Peter bakery
The Slate Landscape of Northwest Wales At the Dinorewic museum. 15.4 m in diameter. The largest in Britain


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