Grittleton (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
|An unusual "pump" at Grittleton, Wilts, sitting on an octagonal cast iron plinth. Removal of a small inspection plate on one side revealed that all internal mechanisms have been lost, and that it stands above a small stone-lined well, the surface of the water being about 3 ft below ground level. An inscription on a slightly damaged shield on the front of the pump reads:|
WATER ELEVATOR CO LD
|Markings: "Patent" on top cover; "B1" on plinth; "B11" and
"B12" on spindle brackets.
Manufacturer: The Safety Water Elevator Company Ltd of Dunstable.
|A very rustic looking pump at Sevington,near Grittleton, Wilts.
Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.