Puddletown (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
[Thanks to Shawn Shaw for all the photos.]
Markings: "WEB 1888".
|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.|
|A remnant, also at Puddletown, Dorset, found by the owners of the
property whilst digging their garden, and now restored as a
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.
|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.