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.
|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.|
|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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