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

[Thanks to Shawn Shaw for all the photos.]

puddletown, 2016 Puddletown, Dorset.

Markings: "WEB 1888".

Manufacturer: Unk.

puddletown, 2016
WEB must be the initials of William Ernest Brymer MP (for Dorchester & South Dorset) MA JP. He lived at Ilsington House (once owned by Robert Walpole, son of the PM), and from 1887 was High Sheriff of Dorset. The estate was sold in 2010 in various lots.

puddletown, 2016 A remnant, also at Puddletown, Dorset, found by the owners of the property whilst digging their garden, and now restored as a fountain.

Markings: Much highly detailed decoration on the lead tank, including an arch over a crown with two (probable) demi-lions rampant supporting a Tudor rose, and some further floral decorations.

Manufacturer: Unk.
puddletown, 2016 puddletown, 2016

puddletown, 2018 High up on a wall in Puddletown, Dorset, is what seems to be the front face of the tank from a lead pump.

Markings: "GHS 1893".

Manufacturer: Unk, but a check of the census return for 1891 shows that a George Humphrey Stephens, Grocer & Provision Merchant, lived at the address.