Record Details

NHER Number:2504
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval wind pump and later pumping station at Hunt's Sluice


A wind pump is marked on Faden's map of 1797. This was replaced in 1883 by a steam engine powered drainage pump. The pump became disused in 1928 when Sams' Cut Drain was abandoned.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 5991 9781
Map Sheet:TL59NE

Full description

Junction of Sams' Cut Drain and Great Ouse.
Drainage pump. 1884, superceding windpump on (S1).
Information from Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society.
E. Rose (NAU), 1979.

R. Silvester (NAU) reports good example of brick sluices and tunnels here, overgrown.
E. Rose (NAU), 8 March 1988.

1883, Edward Easton semi-portable condensing steam engine installed driving a vertical spindle centrifugal pump. Disused 1928 when Sams Cut abandoned and sold off 1931.
See (S2).
E. Rose (NLA), 22 October 2004.

Monument Types

  • PUMPING STATION (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WIND PUMP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
<S1>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S2>Article in Serial: Hinde, K.. 2004. Pumping Stations in the Norfolk Fens Part 3, East of Ouse.. NIAS Journal. vol 7, pt 4, p 98..

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