Record Details

NHER Number:3417
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval to modern hydraulic ram


A hydraulic ram built by John Blake of Accrington, an hydraulic engineer working in the early 20th century. The ram is set within a domed brick chamber sunk below ground level. A hydraulic ram is also marked in this location on an Ordnance Survey map of 1883.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6702 1725
Map Sheet:TF61NE

Full description

Hydraulic ram (Ordnance Survey).
Makers plate Blake of Accrington. Set in brick domed chamber sunk below ground level, resembling ice house!
E. Rose (NAU) 17 June 1981.

Blackburn Museum record John Blake as hydraulic engineer early 20th century. Previously engineer and brass founder. 20m (68ft) away from chamber a flared topped iron flue projects from a mound.
See (S1).
E.M. James (KLM) 29 March 1984.

A hydraulic ram is marked at this location on (S2).
S. Spooner (NLA) 16 June 2006

Monument Types

  • HYDRAULIC RAM (Post Medieval to Modern - 1540 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Slide: Various. Slide. KLM.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1883. First edition six inch map.

Related records - none

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