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Purpose Built Barn with Horse Engine Approximately 60 Metres South West of Doggetts Farmhouse and At, Rochford

Description: Purpose Built Barn with Horse Engine Approximately 60 Metres South West of Doggetts Farmhouse and At

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 13 January 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 123189

OS Grid Reference: TQ8802491884
OS Grid Coordinates: 588024, 191884
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5944, 0.7132

Location: Doggetts Chase, Rochford, Essex SS4 3RN

Locality: Rochford
Local Authority: Rochford District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: SS4 3RN

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Listing Text

TQ 89 SE
6/197 Purpose built barn with
horse engine approx. 60
metres south west of
Doggetts Farmhouse and
attached to barn q.v.
Purpose built barn with horse engine, drive shafts etc. Early/mid C19. Mainly
gault brick with weatherboarded upper floor. Weatherboarded lucam to south
gable. There are external steps to loft door below the lucam and a small paned
segmental headed window to ground floor. Similar windows to east and west faces
of ground floor and single and double vertically boarded doors to east face.
The horse gear is to the north west and is a rare, possibly unique in Essex,
type of wooden and cast iron structure. Two 18 ft. (5.4 m) horse poles turn a
cast iron vertical shaft carrying drive upwards to main wooden spur wheel with
iron teeth. Wedlake and Co developed machinery like this at an early date and
by 1849 the firm were marketing apparatus for working a bean mill, bruiser,
turnip cutter and chaff machine. There are 5 hoppers in the attic, which has a
side purlin ridge board roof and V bracing above collars supported by Queen
posts. Herringbone strutting to floors. A chaff cutter is on the first floor
with chute to ground floor, a cake crusher and grind stone. The gear also
pumped water and probably worked other machinery. John Booker "Essex and the
Industrial Revolution" 1974; John Booker "Batsford Guide to the Industrial
Archaeology of Essex" 1980. John Booker measured drawings, 1963, are lodged
with Prittlewell Priory Museum and with the owners A.W. Squier Limited.

Listing NGR: TQ8802491884

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Source: English Heritage

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