Record Details

NHER Number:4223
Type of record:Monument
Name:Popham's Eau and Old Popham's Eau

Summary

Popham's Eau is a drain cut by Sir John Popham in the early 17th century in an attempt to try and connect the River Nene to the Well Creek to improve drainage in the area.

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Location

Grid Reference:TF 5239 0062
Map Sheet:TF50SW
Parish:NORDELPH, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
UPWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

Only partly in Norfolk.
Drain cut by Sir John Popham 1605 to 1609 to connect the Nene to the Well Creek in a vain attempt to drain the area.
E. Rose.

Monument Types

  • DRAINAGE DITCH (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATERCOURSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Archive: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Upwell.

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