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The waterwheel on the side of the River Irwell at Mount Sion, Radcliffe was used to pump water from a leat up into a storage reservoir. What makes it interesting is that it used parts from a Boulton and Watt Beam, but instead of a boiler and steam, waterpower operates the pumps. it is thought that the parts were from an earlier pumping engine at the Black Cat Colliery about a mile away.

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Category:Science and Technology
Subcategory:Mechanical Devices
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Keywords:boulton and watt, bury, lancashire, mount sion, radcliffe, manchester, water wheel, water-power

HRS 1183 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel

HRS 1183 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel

HRS 1184 Radcliffe, Mount Sion Waterwheel aerial shot 1970s

HRS 1184 Radcliffe, Mount Sion Waterwheel aerial shot 1970s

HRS 1185 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel survey 1970s

HRS 1185 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel survey 1970s

HRS 1186 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel overflow to river

HRS 1186 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel overflow to river

HRS 1187 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel bucket detail c1970s

HRS 1187 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel bucket detail c1970s

HRS 1188 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel axle c1970s

HRS 1188 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel axle c1970s

HRS 1189 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel 1968

HRS 1189 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel 1968

HRS 1190 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel crank adjustment 1970s

HRS 1190  Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel crank adjustment 1970s

HRS 1191 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel wheel chamber 1970s

HRS 1191 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel wheel chamber 1970s

HRS 1192 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel looking south

HRS 1192 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel looking south

HRS 2469 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel Nov 1968 side

"industrial archaeology" "industrial heritage"

HRS 2468 Radcliffe, Mount Sion waterwheel Nov 1968 below view

"industrial archaeology" "industrial heritage"

HRS 2639 Radcliffe, Mount Sion 1950s

HRS 2639 Radcliffe, Mount Sion 1950s

HRS 2984 Radcliffe, Mount Sion works, goit overflow 1970s

HRS 2984 Radcliffe, Mount Sion works, goit overflow 1970s

HRS 2967 Mount Sion tail race entrance under mill c1970

HRS 2967 Mount Sion tail race entrance under mill c1970

HRS 2968 Mount sion waterwheel Close up 1969

HRS 2968 Mount sion waterwheel  Close up 1969

HRS 2969 Mount sion waterwheel good gen shot 1969

HRS 2969 Mount sion waterwheel  good gen shot 1969

HRS 2970 Mount Sion waterwheel CU Radcliffe 1970s

HRS 2970 Mount Sion waterwheel CU Radcliffe 1970s

HRS 2971 Mount sion waterwheel from the riverside 1969

HRS 2971 Mount sion waterwheel from the riverside 1969

HRS 2973 Mount Sion waterwheel Radcliffe relationship buckets to flow directors 1970s

HRS 2973 Mount Sion waterwheel Radcliffe relationship buckets to flow directors 1970s