Moddeshall Hydropower: The Past and Potential of Hydropower in The Moddeshall Valley (Hardcover)
The Scotch Brook Valley, and its tributary The Moddeshall
Valley proper, convey brisk and reliable watercourses that
for centuries supported twelve traditional watermills.
In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries most of these mills
were used to grind animal bones and flint to supply the
Longton fine bone china industry.
Latterly, the uppermost mill generated electricity to light
the hamlet of Moddeshall.
James R Warren investigates the hydraulics and hydrological
science of this small English catchment to consider its revival
for the generation of small-scale hydro-electricity supply.
Traditional watermill scholarship and craft is re-evaluated in
terms of the physics of flowing water.
Contains text, photographs, tabulations, engineering equations and geometrical diagrams.