Record Details

NHER Number:23225
Type of record:Monument
Name:Tong's Drain

Summary

An artificial watercourse built by Vermuyden in 1653 from Salter's Lode to Stowbridge to relieve pressure on the River Great Ouse. In 1987 the northeast end had become dry, the drainage having been diverted.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 5783 0341
Map Sheet:TF50SE
Parish:NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
STOW BARDOLPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Built by Vermuyden in 1653 from Salter's Lode to Stowbridge to relieve pressure on the Great Ouse. Its northeast end is now dry, the drainage having been diverted.
E. Rose (NAU) 28 January 1987.

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (1653, Post Medieval to Late 20th Century - 1540 AD to 1987 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Monograph: Darby, H.C.. 1983. The Changing Fenland.. pp 75-6.
---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.

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