In a small outbuilding, to the rear of Kinneil House, inventor James Watt did early work to develop the steam engine.
The experiments were supported by industrialist John Roebuck, who was living in Kinneil House at the time. The building, which now has no roof or door, dates back to the 1760s.
Read more about the cottage here, or visit the Falkirk Local History Society web site for a fuller version of its history by Geoff Bailey.
Visit the James Watt website to find out more about Watt at Kinneil and his later life in Birmingham
Find out more
- The first working Watt engine in the world (and it came from Kinneil!)
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