Record Details

NHER Number:61427
Type of record:Building
Name:Reedham Marsh Steam Engine House

Summary

Steam Engine House built by for landowner J. W. Rose for drainage purposes in 1880. The Steam engine worked in conjunction with the adjacent drainage windmill (NHER 10433). The brick building has a corrugated iron roof and consists of coalhouse, boiler room, engine and turbine rooms as well as a small rest room. The steam engine was the product of Richard Barnes of Southtown Ironworks but had been removed by 1961. The chimney was reduced in height in the 1970s. Restoration works to the remains were carried out 2005-6.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 4444 0350
Map Sheet:TG40SW
Parish:REEDHAM, BROADLAND, NORFOLK

Full description

Steam Engine House built by for landowner J. W. Rose for drainage purposes in 1880. The Steam engine worked in conjunction with the adjacent drainage windmill (NHER 10433). The brick building has a corrugated iron roof and consists of coalhouse, boiler room, engine and turbine rooms as well as a small rest room. The steam engine was the product of Richard Barnes of Southtown Ironworks. It had been superceded by a new diesel plant built downriver in 1941 and the steam engine removed for scrap by 1961. Two known photographs plus the surviving remains of tiled floor and pine matchboarding give some ideas of the previous finish.
The chimney was reduced in height on safety grounds in 1973. The building was being used as a reed store when visited by E. Rose (NAU) in 22 September 1976.
Restoration works to the remains were carried out 2005-6.
See (S1) for further details and photographs of the engine.
A. Yardy (HES), 15 February 2016.

Monument Types

  • PUMPING STATION (19th Century to 21st Century - 1880 AD to 2100 AD)
  • STEAM ENGINE HOUSE (19th Century to 21st Century - 1880 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Publication: Yardy, A. (NCC). 2008. Mills of the Halvergate Marshes: Reedham Marshes & Ashtree Farm..

Related records

10433Related to: Polkey's or Reedham Hall Drainage Mill (Building)
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