Record Details

NHER Number:4797
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval drainage pump

Summary

This is the location of the remains of a disused drainage pump. It was set up here in 1849 by Hardings of King's Lynn and was replaced by a diesel engine in 1942 after falling derelict. It was partly demolished in 1990 to allow a new building to be erected.

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Location

Grid Reference:TL 7015 9791
Map Sheet:TL79NW
Parish:NORTHWOLD, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

This is the location of the remains of a disused drainage pump.
E. Rose (NAU/NLA).

Windpump formerly here. In 1849 a beam engine was erected by Hardings of Lynn. Decorative A-frame engine with elbow instead of stop valve driving a scoop wheel of which the gear segments were cast with the rim. Derelict in 1937, scrapped 1942 and replaced by an Allen diesel. Part demolished 1990 so that a new steel building stands inside the ruins of the old. The 1849 plaque is in store.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA) 22 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • PUMPING STATION (19th Century to Late 20th Century - 1849 AD to 1990 AD)
  • WIND PUMP (19th Century to Late 20th Century - 1849 AD to 1990 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Article in Serial: Hinde, K.. 2004. Pumping Stations in the Norfolk Fens Part 3, East of Ouse.. NIAS Journal. vol 7, pt 4, pp 100-101..

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