Grassington (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
|The "pump" in the centre of Grassington, N. Yorks. Photographs by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. It carries three notices:|
| This old pump was restored
during the year 2000
to celebrate the new Millennium
and as a Memorial to the
Young Men of Grassington and District
who died as a result of Military Service
during the 20th Century
|Not drinking water|
|do not wash
in this water.
|The notice says it's a pump - but where's the handle? Elsewhere I've read that it was known as "The Fountain", installed in the 1890s, and was termed a syphon fountain that used to deliver water from an underground stream into a horse trough. It has been moved from its original location, which was just a bit further up the road, opposite what is now the Devonshire Hotel.|
|Markings: None other.
plank-mounted brass lift and force pump in the Folk Museum, Grassington, North
Yorks, complete with an air vessel and most unusually fitted with a flywheel,
not a handle. Our thanks to the people at the excellent
Folk Museum, who were
most helpful in providing some background on this pump: it apparently came from
an old rectory in West Marton, near Skipton, and was used to pump water up from
a basement cistern which collected rainwater.