Record Details

NHER Number:5446
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval wind pump

Summary

A post medieval wind pump located at this site was later converted into a house. The wind pump was replaced by a steam pump in 1838 or 1843 and upgraded in 1880 with a vertical steam pump. The house was demolished in 1926 and an oil powered pump installed in a corrugated iron pumphouse. This was replaced with the brick pump station that now stands on the site.

Images - none

Location

Grid Reference:TL 6507 8689
Map Sheet:TL68NE
Parish:FELTWELL, WEST NORFOLK, NORFOLK

Full description

February 1981. Visit. Engine House (Ordnance Survey).
Originally a windpump; [1], occupant of adjacent cottage showed photographs to E. Rose (NAU) - these were intended to be donated to proposed Southery Drainage Museum - showing remains of this converted to a house, with first floor entrance from flood bank, after a steam engine erected beside it in 1843. Base of wheelpit remains in garden, with brick outline of wheel. Steam engine and tall chimney. Demolished 1926 and replaced by corrugated iron pumphouse (ruins remain). Now a large modern brick pumping station in action.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 25 February 1981.

1996/1997. Within reservoir investigation area.
For palaeoenviromental appraisal see (S2) in file for NHER 5292.
D. Gurney (NLA) 23 May 1997.

(S3) states that the first steam engine was installed 1838, not 1843, and was of the Butterley works (assumed because the engineer was Glynn of Butterleys). It was replaced by a vertical steam engine in 1880. The 1926 oil engine was a Vickers Petter with a Gwynnes pump; replaced by 1943 by a Ruston. The ruins of the iron building remain but (S3) states that no trace of the steam engine building was found in 2003. If this is accurate it is extremely sad.
E. Rose (NLA), 22 December 2004.

Monument Types

  • HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WIND PUMP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • ENGINE HOUSE (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)
  • PUMPING STATION (Modern - 1901 AD to 2050 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • SHINE

Sources and further reading

<S1>Serial: Orange. History of Feltwell.. Vol II.
<S2>Unpublished Document: Murphy, P. (UEA). 1997. Fenland Reservoir: appraisal of palaeoenvironmental implications. 19 May.
<S3>Article in Serial: Hinde, K.. 2004. Pumping Stations in the Norfolk Fens Part 3, East of Ouse.. NIAS Journal. vol 7, pt 4, pp 104-5..

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