Charlecote (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).

These pumps are all at Charlecote Park, a NT property. In addition to the four pumps below, there's also a wood-boxed lead pump in the old kitchen, but photography is prohibited there.

charlecote park Twin wooden-boxed lead pumps in the stable yard. Although looking very similar, they are of slightly different design, and both are stuffed with straw to reduce the likeihood of their freezing up in winter.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

charlecote park Another lead pump, in the Brewhouse.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

charlecote park Here's an interesting contraption, also in the Brewhouse. The tall wooden-boxed lead pump has an enormously long handle, and was designed to deliver water to either of two selectable points. If the tap at the bottom was open, water would be directed to the bucket, but if it was shut then water would be supplied via a higher lead spout (now cut off) and into a wooden chute. This led the water at ceiling level across the room, through the wall, and into an enormous copper boiler in the next room where the beer was brewed.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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