Record Details

NHER Number:2427
Type of record:Monument
Name:St John's Eau or Downham Eau

Summary

The site of a 17th century watercourse, known as St John's Eau or Downham Eau, designed by Vermuyden in 1642. It was destroyed in the 1950s during the construction of a new relief channel.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TF 5962 0381
Map Sheet:TF50SE
Parish:DENVER, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
DOWNHAM MARKET, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK
WIMBOTSHAM, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

St John's Eau or Downham Eau.
Designed by Vermuyden in 1642 to take flood water from the South level and return it to the Lower Ouse; later abandoned.
Destroyed by flood relief channel built in the 1950s.
E. Rose (NAU).

Monument Types

  • WATERCOURSE (17th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1642 AD to 1950 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Record Card: Clarke, R. R. and NCM Staff. 1933-1973. Norwich Castle Museum Record Card - Post-Medieval. Wimbotsham.

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