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Robert Barnes

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of Southtown Road, Great Yarmouth

1865 The company was already established by this date

1879 Moved to Southtown Ironworks

Made a vertical single cylinder steam engine for pumping creosote at Stanton Timber Mill, King’s Lynn[1]

1880 R. Barnes made a horizontal steam pumping engine for Reedham Marsh pump house, Norfolk.[2]

1900 Premises were taken over by Crabtree (1931)

Note: RICHARD Barnes of Southtown Ironworks, Yarmouth, was advertising steam engines and boilers and capstans in 1879 [3]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. ‘Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain: Volume 9‘ by George Watkins, Landmark Publishing Ltd
  2. [1] Recent photo of pumping station, with description
  3. Yarmouth Independent - Saturday 27 December 1879
  • Steam Engine Builders of Norfolk by Ronald H. Clark. Published 1948 by The Augustine Steward Press
  • Stationary Steam Engines of Great Britain by George Watkins. Vol 10