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Barn and Two Adjoining Engine Houses Approximately 10 Metres North of Trewithen Farmhouse

A Grade II* Listed Building in Probus, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.2926 / 50°17'33"N

Longitude: -4.9293 / 4°55'45"W

OS Eastings: 191449

OS Northings: 47731

OS Grid: SW914477

Mapcode National: GBR ZN.GQFP

Mapcode Global: FRA 08K8.9F8

Entry Name: Barn and Two Adjoining Engine Houses Approximately 10 Metres North of Trewithen Farmhouse

Listing Date: 17 October 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1141079

English Heritage Legacy ID: 62832

Location: Probus, Cornwall, TR2

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Probus

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Probus

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

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


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,

Listing NGR: SW9144947731

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