Matt has been out and about in the wet weather today collecting photographs for our ‘Don Valley Way’ project – a long distance trail from Doncaster to Sheffield with audio trails and improved signage. One of the stops along the way is the remains of a 17th century Sprotbrough pumping engine (pictured).
For a detailed and interesting description of the history of the pump station please have a read of the article through this link – https://doncasterhistory.wordpress.com/local-history-2/sprotbrough-hall/sprotbrough-pumping-engine/
If you would like to visit this heritage feature head down to the canal adjacent to the carpark on Nursery Lane, Sprotbrough and follow the towpath downstream in a northerly direction for around 400m.
Keep an eye out for details regarding the unveiling of our Don Valley Way trail here on this blog!