Record Details

NHER Number:42793
Type of record:Monument
Name:Post medieval water tank


A post medieval brick water tank that contains iron pipework. It is part of a water supply system in Letheringsett Park (NHER 44219) and is located above a stream, where the stream emerges from a tunnel.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 06356 38991
Map Sheet:TG03NE

Full description

Brick structure resembling polygonal chimneypot about 2m high rising above stream where it emerges from tunnel apparently from hydraulic ram NHER 6519. Inside can be seen rusted machinery. Is this another ram?
Not mentioned on NIAS survey (S1) of hydraulic rams on estate but there are discrepancies in their records for these.
E. Rose (NLA), 21 December 2005.

April 2006.
There are photographs of this structure in (S2). It is described an octagonal injection tank for the hydraulic rams. The metalwork inside is described as glavinised iron and as inlet and outlet pipes.
Information from (S2).
D. Robertson (NLA), 5 April 2006.

In fact documents filed under NHER 42796 show that this is the injection tank for the rams at NHER 6519.
E. Rose (NLA), 13 March 2006.

Monument Types

  • HYDRAULIC RAM (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WATER TANK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

<S1>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.
<S2>Unpublished Contractor Report: Creasey, A. J. 2006. Condition Survey of Existing Structure, Fountain Water Supply System and other Significant Historic Features associated with the Building including Proposals for Conservation. The Conservatory, Top Lawn Garden, Letheringsett Hall, Holt, Norfolk. Fisher & Sons Ltd. Plates 12-16.

Related records

44219Part of: Letheringsett Park (Monument)
6519Related to: 19th and 20th century hydraulic rams (Building)

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