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Tatton Park Waterwheel

Situated in a remote area of the grounds of Tatton, this wheel has been working very hard 24 hours a day 365 days a year, pumping water to the higher levels for many years.

The wheel is not publicised and is not open to the public. Over time, the timber buckets and sole boards have rotted and been patched by the maintenance staff to ensure continuity. In recent years the wheel has deteriorated to such an extent that patches were no longer providing a lasting repair and a decision was made to refurbish the wheel to restore the efficiency and to ensure its operation for many years to come.

We carefully dismantled the wheel and have replaced all of the timbers and approximately 20% of the iron buckets with new.

In recent years the wheel has deteriorated to such an extent that patches were no longer providing a lasting repair.

In recent years the wheel has deteriorated to such an extent that patches were no longer providing a lasting repair.

Cast iron shrouds cleaned back to sound metal and repairs made. A new paint system has been applied throughout and new timber sole boards and a number of iron bucket plates introduced where originals had thinned or were deemed too damaged to restore.

Cast iron shrouds cleaned back to sound metal and repairs made. A new paint system has been applied throughout and new timber sole boards and a number of iron bucket plates introduced where originals had thinned or were deemed too damaged to restore.

We carefully dismantled the wheel and have replaced all of the timbers and approximately 20% of the iron buckets with new.

We carefully dismantled the wheel and have replaced all of the timbers and approximately 20% of the iron buckets with new.

The wheel was trued up and balanced and the guards and oilers replaced.

The wheel was trued up and balanced and the guards and oilers replaced.

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