Steam Farm

Steam farm barn engine

The steam farm building houses a collection of barn machinery driven by a steam engine.

Here is displayed a wide range of machinery used to prepare feed stuffs for animals on a large farm is represented in the farm buildings. Driven by line-shafting, power is from a Robinson horizontal steam engine, built at Rochdale in Lancashire over 100 years ago, which for many years was used to drive a well pump at Basing House.

Although there is a serviceable boiler, this area is normally on static display only.