Boulton and Watt Beam Engine

Boulton and Watt Beam Engine (Grade II listed)

Springfield Mill

Post code:
ME14 1GY


Cast-iron beam of the 36hp steam engine installed by Boulton and Watt in 1806 to power Springfield Mill. Set on a plinth in front of the office block of the mill.

Listed at Grade II for the following principal reason:

  • Historic interest: as a tangible reminder of the steam engine which powered Springfield Mill, the first paper mill successfully powered by steam
  • Technological interest: as a surviving element of a steam engine by Boulton and Watt, a company which played a major role in the Industrial Revolution


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