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This paper recounts the remarkable story of how the drainage of a lead mine by Cornelius Vermuyden was the driver to both legal changes and changes in mining practice which encouraged the establishment of water powered cotton spinning in the lower Derwent Valley in Derbyshire, England. It describes the development of the first three mills built by Sir Richard Arkwright including the early reliance on mine drainage water for power and Arkwright’s magnificent Masson Mill at Matlock Bath which provided a major step change in mill design. It will document the establishment of competition and developments of mill design further down the valley which greatly influenced high building design. It also recalls how the famous Samuel Slater became known locally as Slater the Traitor when he illegally travelled to the USA, to help with the technical problems being experienced by an existing mill owner, and later, to establish his own mills in the USA.
|Title of host publication||World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018|
|Subtitle of host publication||International Perspectives, History and Heritage, Emerging Technologies, and Student Paper|
|Publisher||American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)|
|Publication status||Published - 31 May 2018|
|Event||18th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018: Water, Wastewater, and Stormwater; Urban Watershed Management; Municipal Water Infrastructure; and Desalination and Water Reuse - Minneapolis, United States|
Duration: 3 Jun 2018 → 7 Jun 2018
Conference number: 18
|Conference||18th World Environmental and Water Resources Congress 2018|
|Abbreviated title||EWRI Congress|
|Period||3/06/18 → 7/06/18|
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Historical Research into the History of Drainage, Water Transportation and Water Power in South Yorkshire , North Derbys. and North Notts.
Newman, A., Hunt, W. & Martín Rodríguez, Á.
10/02/15 → 9/02/18
Project: Unfunded project