Record Details

NHER Number:14418
Type of record:Monument
Name:Well Creek and New Podyke

Summary

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

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5390 0234
Map Sheet:TF50SW
Parish:DOWNHAM WEST, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

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.

Monument Types

  • 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

---Secondary File: Secondary file.
---Photograph: EAS 26-7.

Related records - none

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