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Monument record MDR13678 - Hydraulic ram and engine house, Vernon's Oak Plantation, Sudbury

Type and Period (2)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

A pump is shown on the west side of the stream in Vernon's Oak Plantation on the 1st ed. 25" Ordnance Survey map of c. 1880. (1) By the end of the century a Hydraulic Ram is shown on the site of the pump, with a small building c. 18m distant, on the east side of the stream. (2) The 3rd edition Ordnance Survey map shows that the small building was an Engine House. (3) The hydraulic ram and engine house still survive within the woodland. The boiler lay on the ground outside the engine house in September 2012, but the gearing and pump were still in situ. The roof had given way at one end, but the walls were described as being in very good condition. (4)

Sources/Archives (4)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1882. OS County Series, 1st edition, scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <2> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1896-1900. OS County Series, 2nd edition (1st revision), scale 1:2500 (c. 25" to one mile).
  • <3> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1912-1921. OS County Series, 3rd edition (Second Revision), scale 1:2500 (25" to one mile).
  • <4> Unpublished document: Jackson, D. 2012. Email to the HER Officer re features in the woodland at Northfields Farm.



Grid reference Centred SK 1487 3612 (31m by 26m)

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Record last edited

Jul 10 2015 2:10PM

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