Record Details

NHER Number:8410
Type of record:Monument
Name:Site of West Somerton steam engine house


This is the site of a 19th century steam engine house. The building has been demolished but the engine survives in a private collection.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TG 4655 2021
Map Sheet:TG42SE

Full description

Drainage pump.

September 1977. Visit.
No trace remains of this.
E. Rose (NAU), 22 September 1977.

This was a steam pump; diagrams of the engines in (S2).
E. Rose (NAU).

This was the West Somerton Engine of 1866. The chimney was replaced by a very odd metal flue in 1900.
See (S3).
E. Rose (NLA), 31 May 2000.

19 July 1994. NLA air photography.
Site of steam pump photographed (S4 and S5). No structural remains visible.
S. Massey (NLA), 24 April 2001.

Monument Types

  • STEAM ENGINE HOUSE (19th Century to Mid 20th Century - 1860 AD? to 1960 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status - none

Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Record Card: Ordnance Survey Records / Pastscape.
<S2>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.
<S3>Article in Serial: Ward, A.J.. 1999. Steam Drifting Over the Reeds. Part Three: Crank Overhead.. Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society. Vol 6, no 4. p 19.
<S4>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. NHER TG 4620A-E (NLA 343/HVZ6-10) 19-JUL-1994.
<S5>Oblique Aerial Photograph: Edwards, D.A. (NLA). 1994. NHER TG 4620G-J (NLA 343/SLIDE) 19-JUL-1994.

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