Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet

Type:Industrial Heritage

Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet, Abbeydale Road South, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S3 8RY

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Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet is a beautiful setting for a day out. As well as the fascinating buildings and features of the site, there are activities and facilities to add to the enjoyment of your visit.

Originally called Abbeydale Works it was one of the largest water powered sites on the River Sheaf. The main products of the works were agricultural scythes, but other edge tools were made too, such as grass hooks and hay knives.

At the Hamlet, you can see waterwheels, tilt hammer, a grinding hull and the only intact crucible steel furnace surviving in the world today.

The site is a Grade 1 Listed building and a Scheduled Ancient Monument. The site has a cafe and gift shop.

Abbeydale is a working site and therefore has rough and uneven surfaces, and many areas are only accessible by steps. 

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FREE admission



  • Disabled access
  • Facilities for visually impaired


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Education/study area
  • Facilities for educational visits


  • Free Parking

Target Markets

  • Coach parties accepted


Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Follow the A621 signposted towards Bakewell. Continue for approximately 4 miles. The hamlet is on the left after the Beauchief Hotel.By Public Transport:Take bus no 17 (Totley) from the city centre. the bus stops outside the attraction.Accessible by Public Transport.

Opening Times

* Sat 10am–5pm
Sun 11am–5pm

Open Thu-Sun during Sheffield school holidays:
Thu-Sat 10am-5pm
Sun 11am-5pm

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