Bradworthy(click on photographs to bring up bigger/better versions).
|The pumphouse in The Square, at Bradworthy, Devon, contains a wood-cased pump and a slate trough. The gates, although chained, can be opened. Photo on the left supplied by Richard Holladay - thanks, Richard. At the front is the inscription:|
TO COMMEMORATE THE DIAMOND
JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA.
BY PERMISSION OF THE LORD
OF THE MANOR.
|And at the rear:|
COMMEMORATE THE DIAMOND
JUBILEE OF HER MAJESTY
|Martin Humphrey recalls that as a child "We drank [from] it & it was wonderful - far better than any other water we'd had." Elsewhere I've found that apparently a water diviner was paid ten shillings to determine the right location for the pump house, and water was eventually found at a depth of 40ft.|
other end of The Square is another pump, sadly dilapidated.
another one in Lower Village, Bradworthy.
Markings: None visible.