It sits on the river Sheaf (from where the city gets its name).
The river feeds the mill pond. You can see that it sits in a beautiful wooded valley.
The old buildings date back to the early 1700's and they used to make crucible steel here, and then turn it into scythes.
I like the old offices, I remember my gran cleaning offices that looked very similar to this in the early 1960's!!!
There are a couple of houses. One is fairly austere but has great rag rugs and patchwork quilts. There were 8 of us looking around the house at the same time and you couldn't move. We commented that families often consisted of around 8 children and would feel overcrowded all of the time - but they always managed to fit a piano and a Grandfather clock in.
The other house is a little more grand and has slightly more room.
We couldn't imagine what bathtime for the whole family would have been like - its bad enough these days!!
And of course, it had a "privvy" (the young man could not get his head around the thought of an outside toilet!). My friend who was with me told us that her first marital home had an outside loo - they shared it with a neighbour! She commented that like the one at the hamlet, theirs also had a magnificent patch of Rhubarb just outside the door!! (just out of the picture).