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Barn and Horse Engine House on West and South of Yard and Water Wheel 15 Metres to South of Newchurches Farmhouse

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Stephens by Launceston Rural, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.641 / 50°38'27"N

Longitude: -4.3925 / 4°23'33"W

OS Eastings: 230924

OS Northings: 85098

OS Grid: SX309850

Mapcode National: GBR NJ.8ZH7

Mapcode Global: FRA 17PC.VZ7

Entry Name: Barn and Horse Engine House on West and South of Yard and Water Wheel 15 Metres to South of Newchurches Farmhouse

Listing Date: 11 January 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1160830

English Heritage Legacy ID: 68036

Location: St. Stephens By Launceston Rural, Cornwall, PL15

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: St. Stephens by Launceston Rural

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Launceston

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

SX 38 NW
9/142 Barn and horse engine house on west
- and south of yard and water wheel
15 metres to south east of
Newchurches Farmhouse


Barn with horse engine house and water wheel. Probably mid C19, contemporary with
estate farmhouse built for E. Coode in 1854 (qv Newchurches Farmhouse). Stone
rubble. Rag slate roofs with hipped ends.
Plan: Barn on west and south sides of yard comprising overall 'L' shaped plan with
shippons on ground floor and threshing floor, hay loft and granary above. The barn
is unusual as it has what appear to be coeval horse engine house and water wheel to
drive the threshing machinery; the horse engine house to the rear of the west range
and the wheel in a pit some 30 metres to the east of the barn which drove the
thresher by a series of rods. As the mill pond was fed from surface water from the
surrounding fields, it is possible that the engine house was used as an alternative
source of power during drier weather.
Exterior: 2 storey barn on west and south side of yard with shippon doors on ground
floor and at least three loft doors above with slate hoods. Line of pigeon holes.
Rectangular projection for horse engine house to rear of western range with long
ventilation slits. The hybrid overshot water wheel which is in a deep pit to the
east is 20 feet in diameter and has a slate launder. The remains of the rods which
drove the thresher survive in part close to the wheel.
Interior: C19 floor joists to barn. Part of remains of machinery in horse engine
house obscurred by bales of hay at time of inspection (1987).

Listing NGR: SX3092485098

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