In this view of Torr Vale Mill the nearest building was the first to be built on the site,
between 1788 and 1790. The weir was constructed at the same time. A notable feature,
above the weir, is the sluice gate with head-race tunnel which conducted water to
two water-wheels in the basement of the large building on the right, used for spinning.
There is a good view of the mill chimney which was constructed in the mid-19th century
when a steam engine was installed and the mill extended.
The view of Torr Vale Mill, head-race and weir, from location 2. (Photo: Roger Bryant) n11486.