Steam Engine

Steam Engine

The Steam Engine, built by Davy Brothers of Sheffield and installed in 1855.

It was an additional source of power to the grinding hull if the water levels fell too low to run the waterwheel. It could only operate the grinding machinery not the tilt shop.

The engine has a 15 inch (0.38m) cylinder and 24 inch (0.61m) stroke.

Adjacent is the excavated Lancashire Boiler House.

The steam engine is the city’s last remaining working steam engine on its original site and can be seen back in steam on event days thanks to fundraising for a new replacement boiler.