East Peak Innovation Partnership (EPIP)
12 St Mary's Street
Penistone, S36 6DT

Call: 01226 763 201

EPIP industrial heritage programme


East Peak Regional Route - Makers Miners and Money

ERIH stands for the 'European Routes of Industrial Heritage' and is a European-wide network of industrial heritage sites first established in 1999. The ERIH network currently comprises over 1000 sites in 34 different countries. ERIH is not just concerned with buildings and structures, but also with telling the important stories of the people and innovations that shaped industrial development across Europe. These stories are invariably interlinked, crossing current national boundaries in many different and interesting ways. The ERIH network aims to promote these links, and to support industrial heritage sites through joint marketing and publicity. 

A new East Peak route was developed during 2013, based on the region's important coal, iron and steel industries and includes important industrial heritage sites such as Kelham Island Industrial Museum, Elsecar Heritage Centre and the National Coal Mining Museum, as well as some of the great country houses that were funded by the profits of industry, including Cannon Hall and Wentworth Castle. Other sites of interest include the river valleys of North Sheffield (in particular the Rivelin and Loxley valleys) where early metal working took place on a suprisingly large scale, Rockley Furnace where iron was produced during the 18th century, and the Silkstone Waggonway - an early nineteenth century mineral railway, now a heritage trail that runs through an important former coal mining landscape. For further information see www.makersminersmoney.org 

For more information about ERIH please visit the ERIH website (click here). For more information about industrial heritage sites in the East Peak please see our 'sites to visit' page (click here).


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