Smoke drifting over the reeds: steam pumping stations of the Norfolk Broads

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    Authors & editors

    Ward, Anthony J [Author]

    Publisher Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society
    Year of publication 2003

    English (main text)

    Medium Offprint/Journal Supplement

    Water supply & management > Irrigation & drainage


    Scope & contentThe book is divided into four sections corresponding to the four articles:
    The simple engines of the River Bure - a study of the remains of the lost steam engines of the Norfolk Broads, 1944-1997;
    The River Yare - Norwich to Hardley Cross;
    Crank overhead: describing four crank overhead engines made by Easton and Holmes;
    Oddities: investigates a sample of engines that were in some way slightly odd.
    There are two appendices: Steam mill chronological data (an historical timeline) and Broads steam mills - sites visited 1944-1984. The book is full of illustrations, sketches and diagrams by the author. Each article concludes with a list of sources and references. Places, steam engines and/or mills: Three Mile House; South Walsham Mill; Strumpshaw Mill; Claxton Mill; Monk's Loke Mill; Roundhouse Mill (Langley); Easton Amos; Beccles; Haddiscoe; West Somerton; Waxham (Lambridge or Lambrigg); Swing Bridge Mill (Norton Marshes); Seven Mile House, North Mill and Polkey's Mill (all Reedham Marshes); Raveningham "The Island" River Waveney; Horsey Windmill; Black Mill (Wheatacre).

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    Accession no. 230124

    • Shelf location: I500
    • Donor: Vincent Pargeter Collection
    • Notes: The book comprises four articles that were first published in the Journal of the Norfolk Industrial Archaeology Society: Vol. 6 no. 2 (1997), no.3 (1998); no. 4 (1999); no. 5 (2000)