in the Middle Ages.
Cricket Team c.1890*
The Flour Mills
note this is a Large File)
The early Flour and Corn Mills were built close to the rivers with short
canals, called Head races conveying the water top the waterwheels and
another canal, called a Tailrace, conveying the water back to the river.
The waterwheels provided the power needed to needed to turn the millstones
in the mills. there was four different Waterwheels in use in this country
[ 1 ] Undershot, e.g. Goouch's The Pill, etc.
[ 2 ] Breastshot, e.g. Cooks, Scroder's, Cronins
[ 3 ] Pitchback.
[ 4 ] Overshot
Only the undershot and breastshot type waterwheels were used in this area.
These Waterwheels ranged in diameter from 14ft. in Greenvale Linen Mill to
18ft. in Goouch's Mill.