|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||Well Creek and New Podyke|
The Well Creek is a pre 13th century canal, followed by the New Podyke, which was built in 1422. The New Podyke has a post medieval brick retaining wall. There is an early 19th century lock at the point where the Well Creek joins the Great Ouse.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TF 5390 0234|
|Parish:||DOWNHAM WEST, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
|UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK|
Well Creek is a pre 13th century canal, for a time the course of the Great Ouse, and an important trading route.
Followed on the north by the New Podyke, a flood embankment of 1422.
This has a brick wall embedded in the south face but this appears to be a post medieval alteration, possibly from the 17th century, but more likely from the 18/19th centuries.
Lock of 1814 at east end.
E. Rose (NLA) 25 June 1990.
- BANK (EARTHWORK) (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- CANAL (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
- SEA DEFENCES (Medieval - 1066 AD to 1539 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|---||Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card. |
|---||Secondary File: Secondary File. |
|---||Photograph: EAS 26-7. |
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