This was the site of Nantwich Mill, used to grind corn and produce cotton. The channel is the old mill race, where faster flowing water was channelled to drive the mill wheel. Around the other side of mill island is a natural loop in the course of the river.
The single span stone bridge dates back to the early 19th century.
At this stage of its course, the Weaver is not navigable, although a series of parliamentary bills in the 17th century allowed for the improvement of the river downstream and, since the construction of the Manchester Ship Canal, the river ends its course in that waterway.