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BARN AND TWO ADJOINING ENGINE HOUSES APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES NORTH OF TREWITHEN FARMHOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: BARN AND TWO ADJOINING ENGINE HOUSES APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES NORTH OF TREWITHEN FARMHOUSE

List entry Number: 1141079

Location

BARN AND TWO ADJOINING ENGINE HOUSES APPROXIMATELY 10 METRES NORTH OF TREWITHEN FARMHOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:

District: Cornwall

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Probus

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 17-Oct-1984

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 62832

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Details

PROBUS SW 94 NW 5/81 Barn and 2 adjoining Engine houses approx 10 metres North of Trewithen Home Farmhouse

GV II*

Barn with two engine houses. C18 barn with circa 1800 horse engine house and a steam engine house added in 1811. Flemish bound brick over stone plinth and with hipped Delabole slate roof. Rectangular plain barn with horse engine house at rear and steam engine house in the angle. Two storey. Six bays Slightly arched openings and dove holes under wide eaves. South end wall has flight of granite steps with iron handrail to loading door. Horse engine house at rear with steam engine house added in the angle with a lean to roof. Interior: Pegged tie beam and collar rafter roof structure in Main Barn. The steam engine was installed for. Sir Christopher Hawkins in 1811. It was designed by Richard Trevithick and built at the Hayle Foundry. It was the first steam engine made for threshing and the earliest surviving agricultural steam engine in the world. It is now in store at the Science Museum Kensington. The engine was taken out and exhibted at the Royal Agricultural Society Show at Kilburn in 1879 and presented to the Science Museum by the Royal Agricultural Society in the same year. The Trevithick engine is a single acting high pressure non-condensing steam-engine. The boiler is a later replacement of possibly 1854. Information supplied by the Science Museum, Kensington, London and the Royal Agricultural Society, Belgrave Square, London.

Listing NGR: SW9144947731

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National Grid Reference: SW 91449 47731

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