Record Details

NHER Number:8907
Type of record:Building
Name:Post medieval stone obelisk


A stone obelisk in the shape of a pyramid on square base stands on The Howdale green. It was moved here in the 1930s from the top of the town pump in the market place.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 6168 0307
Map Sheet:TF60SW

Full description

March 1976. Visit.
Stone obelisk in form of pyramid upon square base, on the green known as The Howdale. Gothic cusping. Formerly on top of town pump in Market Place, and surmounted by cross. Marks of metal fittings can still be seen. Originally set up before 1868, removed to present position around 1935.
(S1) of old position in file.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 March 1976.

Monument Types

  • OBELISK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • PUMP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status

  • Listed Building

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Newspaper Article: Lynn News. 1998. [Photograph of the Downham Market town pump before being moved in 1935]. 27 February.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Newspaper Article: The old town pump to go.
<S1>Photograph: BDE 11.

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