With the full force of the water now diverted through the sluices, the term 'water power' has certainly become meaningful again!
The sluice outflows into the culvert which takes the water down to Rose Cottage.
Building up the levelling layer to support the culvert pipe.
The new culvert outflow will be at about the level of the scaffolding on the left.
Outflow of a drain which probably pre-dated the culvert.
This work co-incides with our current excavations at Wednesbury. Please have a look at our main blog site to see the evidence for eighteenth century water power which we have revealed there.