Record Details

NHER Number:15660
Type of record:Monument
Name:Houghton Well, Water House, Houghton Park


An 18th century brick building containing pumping equipment, and four shafts connected to a wheel turned by horses or men. The complex was used to pump water to the Water House, NHER 3548.

Images - none


Grid Reference:TF 7928 2977
Map Sheet:TF72NE

Full description

Quite remarkable set of four shafts, two consisting of brick domed chambers above each other, another with staircase and the fourth a well. Beneath building containing pumping apparatus.
See brief notes in file and (S1).
E. Rose (NAU) 21 May 1990.

This site is marked on Faden's map as 'Water Pump' in 1797 (S2)
NIAS records (S3)
W. Arnold HES 24/01/11

Monument Types

  • WELL (Post Medieval to 21st Century - 1540 AD? to 2100 AD?)
  • ANIMAL POWER SITE (18th Century to 21st Century - 1797 AD? to 2100 AD?)

Associated Finds - none

Protected Status


Sources and further reading

---Record Card: NAU Staff. 1974-1988. Norfolk Archaeological Index Primary Record Card.
---Secondary File: Secondary File.
---Fiche: Exists.
<S1>Article in Serial: 1986. [unknown]. NIAS Journal. Vol IV, I.
<S2>Publication: Faden, W. and Barringer, J. C. 1989. Faden's Map of Norfolk in 1797.
<S3>Archive: NIAS. Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society Records.

Related records

30463Part of: Houghton Park (Monument)
3548Related to: Water House or Water Tower, Houghton Park (Building)

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