Otterden Place, Maidstone
This Elizabethan house has been converted into flats but the fine rope-winding horse wheel remains in a courtyard at the back of the house. This machine is a larger version of the one at Mierscourt, Rainham. It is set under a tiled roof which extends from the engine to the well head: a distance of 15.5m (51ft). The reason for this is that the well was dug first and at a later date the horse engine was added. It could not be built close to the well but had to be built in a part of the yard where there was room for the horse to walk round the winding drum.
|Location||Otterden Place, Maidstone|
|Country||England, United Kingdom|
|NGR||TQ 946 542|
- Major, J. K. Animal-Powered Engines (B.T. Batsford Ltd London, 1978)
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