Record Details

NHER Number:34058
Type of record:Building
Name:Post medieval water pump


This water pump was cast in 1835 by Watts of Norwich and erected by Howlett and Bacon for the Norwich and Thetford turnpike trust. It was moved from its original location in 1974.

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Grid Reference:TG 1947 0563
Map Sheet:TG10NE

Full description

Water pump.
1835 by Watts of Norwich, cast iron. 2.3m high with 1.6m handle, 10cm (4in) bore, clasped hands and knob finial. Erected by Howlett and Bacon as one of six for the Norwich and Thetford turnpike trust; moved 600m to east in 1974, formerly over 21.6m (72ft) bore. Used for watering the turnpike to lay the dust - the cost is given.
Information from (S1).
Watering of turnpike theory is rejected by (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 16 November 1998.

Monument Types

  • WATER PUMP (19th Century to 21st Century - 1835 AD to 2100 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

<S1>Designation: English Heritage. National Heritage List for England. List Entry 1050568.
<S2>Publication: Mosby and Agar. Wymondham Old and New.

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