Record Details

NHER Number:5447
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of post medieval engine house and wind pump


A wind pump is shown at this site on Bryant's map of 1826. The wind pump was replaced by an engine house that has now been demolished.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TL 6577 8646
Map Sheet:TL68NE

Full description

Engine House (Ordnance Survey).
Shown as windpump on (S1).
According to the late Mr Speed (see NHER 5446), recently been demolished; it latterly housed an early diesel engine.
E. Rose (NAU) 25 February 1981.

The latter statement suggests this is the 'engine house on the Little Ouse River between Shippea Hill and Feltwell' from whence came the possibly unique Vickers-Petter engine now at the Prickwillow Museum of Drainage.
E. Rose (NLA) 27 May 1998.

(S2) states that the Vickers-Petter engine comes from Southery Fen, rather than Hockwold.
See (S2) for more details.
S. Spooner (NLA) 13 March 2006

Monument Types

  • ENGINE HOUSE (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
  • WIND PUMP (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

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>Website: Prickwillow Engine Trust. 2005. Vickers Petter 2-cylinder 2-stroke. 13 March 2006.

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