Big Water-Wheel

Laxey Wheel also referred to as the Lady Isabella, is considered the world's largest functioning Water-wheel, as well as the main attraction of the small village of Luxi in the British Isle of Man in the Irish Sea.

Laxey Wheel was built in 1854 to pump out excess water from the mine. The author of the project is architect John Casement. The wheel diameter is 22 meters and 10 centimeters and a width of 1 meter and 83 centimeters. Mines of various metals worked until 1929, after which it was safely closed. Almost half a century ago, the wheel Lady Isabella bought the Isle of Man Government, and the wheel has become a landmark of functioning.


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