Beeby (click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).
All photographs supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John
|This Grade II Listed Building by the roadside at Beeby, Leics, includes a pump and an unusual pyramidal stone wellhead behind it, dated 1855, with a padlocked iron door. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. It was built at a cost of £50 and was refurbished in 1953. Originally there was a low cast iron railing surrounding the structure but this has been lost. There is an inscription on the stonework, which reads:|
In summers heat and winters cold
One constant temperature I hold;
When brooks, and wells and rivers run dry
I always yield a good supply.
My neighbours say (Im often told)
Im more than worth my weight in gold.
|And above this is a plaque stating:|
| THIS WELL HEAD WAS RESTORED
IN 1953 TO COMMEMORATE THE
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
|Markings: "434" in a roundel on the barrel.
|Also at Beeby, Leics.