Record Details

NHER Number:26486
Type of record:Monument
Name:Heigham Waterworks

Summary

Former common land, converted to a water works after the cholera epidemic of 1849. The works pumped water to Lakenham reservoirs (NHER 26482). Ornamental planting was carried out 1852 to 1887.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TG 2141 0972
Map Sheet:TG20NW
Parish:NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK

Full description

Former common land, converted to water works after the cholera epidemic of 1849. Pumped water to Lakenham reservoirs (NHER 26482).
Ornamental planting carried out 1852 to 1887.
Avenue led from lodge to east to planted circle; lawns and trees to northeast of yew and holly, and some rare specimens such as a Fagus sylvatica Asplenifola.
Norfolk Historic Gardens Survey graded of regional importance as industrial garden (S1).
See survey for details.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 July 1998.

History of Norwich water works by the Norwich Water Undertaking in NIAS files (S2)
W. Arnold HES 24/01/11

Monument Types

  • GARDEN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATERWORKS (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Unpublished document: Taigel, A. 1997. Norfolk Gardens Trust: Town Gardens Survey - Volume One.
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

Related records

26399Part of: Chamberlain Building, Heigham Water Works (Building)

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