The water course which creates the island, dates back to the 1100’s. Known as a mill race it was originally built to divert water from the Don to drive the waterwheel for the town’s corn mill. The original stone supports for the waterwheel can still be viewed in the mill race near to Kelham Island Museum which lies in the heart of the development. Sitting alongside Kelham Riverside a 93ft chimney house looks out high above Sheffield. This is a poignant reminder of the rolling mills heritage of the area and was once home to two Indian elephants called Sarah and Lizzie who were used as a fork-lift trucks in the mills.
Kelham Island is 900 years old and sits within Kelham, an urban village on the North West district of the city overlooking the River Don. The village is in the heart of one of Sheffield’s most historic conservation areas and includes historical listed cutlery works, today comprising beautiful and sought after loft apartments, a micro brewery and the renowned Sheffield Industrial Museum.
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