Record Details

NHER Number:40092
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of a post medieval pumping station, Downham Fen Drain


A pumping station, constructed in 1851 with a pumping beam engine, possibly on the site of an earlier engine. The pumping station was demolished in the 1950s.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 5996 0518
Map Sheet:TF50NE

Full description

Pumping beam engine installed 1851, possibly on the site of a set of 'Hall's Patent hydraulic belts' of 1840 about which nothing is known except that it did not work. In 1900 a new Gwynne pump was installed and in 1913 the chimney was lowered. In 1931 a Crossley oil engine was installed; building demolished at some date after 1951.
Benchmark shown on GIS is presumably reset from the engine house.
See (S1).
E. Rose (NLA), 8 December 2003.

Monument Types

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

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

<S1>Article in Serial: Hinde, K.. 2002. Pumping Stations of the Norfolk Fens.. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Journal. Vol 7, no 2, p 16-17. pp 16-17.

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