Cumbria

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allerby On the green just outside Allerby, Cumbria - thanks to John Hurst for the 2012 photo. Back in 2005 it was a rusty wreck (see right), but it seems to have had a facelift by 2009, involving a new cap, handle and a smart coat of black paint.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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askham Askham, Cumbria. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks John.

Markings: Flag, "3½" and "Made in England".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

backbarrow A chain pump at Backbarrow, Cumbria. Thanks to Nick Mortimer for the photo.

Markings: "APPLEBY & CO".

Manufacturer: Appleby's of Uttoxeter.

bardsey Sunbrick, nr Bardsey, Cumbria. Clearly a garden feature, but possibly a genuine Irish Belfast pattern pump. Thanks to Nick Mortimer for the photo.

Markings: Not discernible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

bassenthwaite Bassenthwaite, Cumbria. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks John.

Markings: Flag, "3IN" and possibly a roundel.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

bennethead, 2016 Bennethead, Cumbria. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

blindcrake Blindcrake, Cumbria. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks John. The white plastic pipe to one side of the pump suggests that it might well be fed from the water mains.

Markings: Can't quite make out the name on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.

bouth, 2014 This one at Bouth, Cumbria, has an inspection door at its base and some unidentified raised features on the barrel. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
bouth, 2014

Carlisle, Cumbs See separate entry.

Cartmel, Cumbs See separate entry.

clappersgate Clappersgate, Cumbria. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks John.

Markings: "224" on the handle.

Manufacturer: Unk.

colthouse Colthouse (nr Hawkshead), Cumbs. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

dalston, 2015 At Dalston, Cumbs, with a magnificent striped concrete cap!. Thanks to Rob Winthrup for the photos.

Markings: A Bamford's Universal Pump shield, plus another shield with the marking "7959 MARK 14X".

Manufacturer: Bamford's of Uttoxeter. (The 14X means that it has a 3½" bore.)
dalston, 2015

durdar, 2015 Durdar, Cumbs. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Not quite visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Drumburgh, Cumbs See separate entry.

field broughton, 2014 Field Broughton, Cumbs. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: It's a very distinctive model made by Walter Macfarlane's of Glasgow.

great corby, 2015 Great Corby, Cumbs. The cross crosslet on the top of the pump (slightly damaged) reflects that on the coat of arms of the Howard family of Corby Castle. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Haverthwaite, Cumbs See separate entry.

heversham At St. Mary's Well, Heversham, Cumbs. A notice provides some history, including that fact that an Appleby pump was installed in about 1900 and that steam haulage vehicles were banned from using it. Photograph supplied by Mal Jones - thanks, Mal.

Markings: "NP75" and "ON112220".

Manufacturer: Sigma, of the Czech Republic.
heversham

high newton Wooden-boxed lead pump at High Newton, Cumbs. Thanks to Nick for the photograph.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Hilton, Cumbs See separate page.

houghton, 2016 At Tarraby, near Houghton, Cumbs. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

kent's bank In the grounds of a hotel at Kent's Bank, Cumbs.

Markings: "MADE IN ENGLAND" on the spout, "VCI" on one side the barrel, and a flower motif on the other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

kings meaburn Kings Meaburn, Cumbs. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

kirkby thore Kirkby Thore, Cumbs. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

levens Levens, Cumbs. Photo supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Trident and "NP75".

Manufacturer: Sigma.

loweswater, 2015 At the Kirkstile Inn, Loweswater, Cumbs. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

nearsawrey Outside the farmhouse at Hilltop, Near Sawrey, Cumbs.

Markings: "Appleby & Co. Renishaw Ironworks Nr. Chesterfield".

Manufacturer: Appleby & Co.

newbiggin Newbiggin (the one near Culgaith), Cumbs. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Not discernible at a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

old town Old Town, Cumbs. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

ousby Ousby, Cumbs. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Outgate, Cumbs See separate page.

pooley bridge This one is set up as a garden water feature in Pooley Bridge, Cumbs. Photo supplied by Roger Howse - thanks, Rog (they're better than mine.)

Markings: A Bamford's shield.

Manufacturer: Bamford's.

cumbria This pump with an unusual design of bucket hook is in now safe storage, having been removed by its owner from its original South Lakeland rural location.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Soulby, Cumbs See separate page.

soutergate Soutergate, Cumbs. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joesph Evans.

staveley At Wilf's Cafe, Staveley Mill Yard, Staveley, Cumbs. Thanks to Nick for the photograph.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk..

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Storth, Cumbs - on balance, we think these are the remains of a pump. There's some stonework around it, a well nearby, old maps indicate a pump at the location, and local memories are that it used to have a handle.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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torver Torver, Cumbs. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk..

unthank Hutton-in-the-Forest, nr Unthank, Cumbs. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Around the rim of the cap "APPLEBY & Co PATENTEES RENISHAW IRONWORKS DERBY [SHIRE]".

Manufacturer: Appleby's.

watermillock, 2016 Watermillock, Cumbs. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

wigton This very smart pump at Wigton, Cumbs, features a substantial bucket stand. Photographs supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. It and the nearby cast iron gas lamp were removed from their original location in the Market Place as long ago as 1872 and kept in storage until their re-instatement in 1924. The pump used to carry a plaque which read "Ye Olde Wigton Pump Re-erected 1924", but unfortunately this is now lost. It turns out that both the pump and the gas lamp have a literary connection.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk, although the gas lamp carries the name "THORNCLIFFE IRON WORKS SHEFFIELD".

wreay Wreay, Cumbria. Photos supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. The nearby village information board states the following:
"The large acquifer below Wreay has been exploited since before Roman times. It dictated the location of the crossroads which later became the village of Wreay. Past excavations in St. Mary's churchyard uncovered a tiled watercourse which flows all the way to Carlisle Cathedral. St. Ninian, passing through Carlisle, remarked on the wonder of the fountains. The source of these was at Wreay.

A well on this site, and later a pump, was the sole water supply to the village until well into the 20th century. A piped supply was then laid to a tap on a standpipe which replaced the pump. The cottagers and school pupils carried their drinking water in buckets from this tap until early in the 1930s, when piped water was laid on to the houses.


The present pump was erected on the original site by the people of Wreay in 1988. It is connected via the original bore to the acquifer and works well, requiring no priming. Alas, with modern intensive use of land, water no longer meets the requirements of the Health Authorities and the pump must remained chained."
Markings: "Atta's Iron Foundry Service No: 6".

Manufacturer: Atta's Iron Foundry PVT Ltd., India.

west cumbs, 2015 At an undisclosed location in west Cumbs. Thanks to Rob Winthrup for the photo.

Markings: A Bamford's shield.

Manufacturer: Bamford's of Uttoxeter.

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