Water Mills and Furnaces on the Yorkshire Dearne and its Tributaries, by Tom Umpleby
Published by Wakefield Historical Publications in 2000, 254 pages. A4 size hardback with dust jacket (N6561X1)
From the front inside fly leaf: This book reveals for the first time the surprising extent to which the River Dearne and its tributaries were harnessed to provide power - for a variety of uses - from the time of the Domesday survey to the twentieth century. It contains a large volume of material which is the result of thorough research in the field, into previous publications and archival material, and also of discussions with individual informants. The material, structure, index and lists of sources combine to provide a valuable reference book for archaeologists and historians whether industrial, social or family.
The book is illustrated throughout with lots of black and white photographs, drawings, diagrams and maps
The condition of the book is generally excellent. The dust jacket is clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.