Papplewick Leats and Sluces  by oldjosh

Papplewick Leats and Sluces

Used to power cotton mills, water from the river Leen was transported down the valley through a network of leats. The flow was controlled by a series of sluices and ponds were created to hold water so there was a constant flow of water. When it was built in the 18th century it was regarded as a high point of civil engineering
Top shows the outlet from one of the sluices.
Bottom the top of the sluice and a leat

See a mill and pond @
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