Bo'ness, Kinneil, James Watt's Cottage
Boiler (18th Century), Cottage (18th Century)
- Council Falkirk
- Parish Bo'ness And Carriden
- Former Region Central
- Former District Falkirk
- Former County West Lothian
(Name: NS 9845 8068) In this house Jas Watt Constructed the Improved Steam Engine (NAT)
OS 6" map, Linlithgowshire, 1st ed., (1856)
This house, which stands on the N side of the stable yard, 7 chains NE of Kinneil House, is pointed out as the house where James Watt constructed the improved engine (Name Book 1856).
Name Book 1856; T J Salmon 1901.
Salmon, however, states that the outhouse where Watt constructed his first engine, for Dr Roebuck of Kinneil in 1768, is still to be seen, in a small enclosure, S of Kinneil House, where an abundant supply of water could be obtained from the Gil burn.
(Undated) information in NMRS.
NS 9820 8051. A small ruined building to the SW of Kinneil House is generally accepted as that where Watt developed his steam engine. Beside it is a cylinder from the engine.
Visited by OS (I F) 28 February 1974.