Record Details

NHER Number:6519
Type of record:Building
Name:19th and 20th century hydraulic rams


A post medieval brick and flint building with a thatched roof that contains two hydraulic rams. One ram dates to 1852, the other to 1905. Together they pumped water to a tank in a conservatory at Letheringsett Hall (NHER 6521).

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 0634 3901
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

Hydraulic Ram (Ordnance Survey).
In fact two, both 2 inch Easton, Amos and Andrews, 1852 and 1905, in a thatched house.
Information from Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society.
E. Rose (NAU), 21 May 1981.

(S1) in file.

December 2005.
Grid reference corrected on ground, and also shown on (S2). Building seen only from across river but clearly has recently been restored.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 December 2005.

February 2006. Condition Survey.
Survey of the fountain (NHER 42796) and water supply systems at Letheringsett Hall.
The two hydraulic rams pumped water to a header tank in the walls structure of the conservatory at Letheringsett Hall (NHER 6521). Remarkably they are both still in working order.
See report (S3) for further details and conservation proposals.
D. Robertson (NLA), 4 April 2006. Amended by P. Watkins (HES), 20 July 2015.

Further details included in secondary file for NHER 42796.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • HYDRAULIC RAM (19th Century to Early 20th Century - 1852 AD to 1905 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Article in Serial: Durst, D.. 1993. Letheringsett: Industrial Archaeology in a Rural Setting. Part I - Introduction.. NIAS Journal. Vol 5, No 3, pp 200-205. p 203.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
<S1>Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 1985. Cool beauty in the garden. 12 February.
<S2>Map: Ordnance Survey. 1920. 25 inch map revision.
<S3>Unpublished Contractor Report: Creasey, A. J. 2006. Condition Survey of the Fountain and Water Supply Systems, including Proposals for Conservation: The Top Lawn Garden, Letheringsett Hall, Letheringsett, Holt, Norfolk. Fisher & Sons Ltd.

Related records

44219Part of: Letheringsett Park (Monument)
42793Related to: Post medieval water tank (Monument)
17205Related to: The Orangery, Letheringsett Park (Building)

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