Dorset

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abbotsbury At Abbotsbury Sub-tropical Gardens, Abbotsbury, Dorset.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus of Germany.

almer, 2017 A wooden-boxed lead pump at Almer, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: The lead tank, offset from the downpipe, carries the date "1779" and the initials "TED", and is embellished with two classical figures, two fleurs de Lis, and a "basket of plenty" (for want of a better term).

Manufacturer: Unk.
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 "TED" stands for Thomas Erle-Drax MP (b. ~1721, d. 1789) who owned the nearby Charborough estate.

Beaminster, Dorset See separate page.

Bere Regis, Dorset See separate page.

Blandford Forum, Dorset See separate page.

bradford abbas, 2016 Bradford Abbas, Dorset, complete with a crack in its barrel. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Bradford Peverell, Dorset See separate page.

bridport, 2017 In the Society of Friends' yard, Bridport, Dorset.

Markings: The lead tank carries the date 1814.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Broadwindsor, Dorset See separate page.

Bryanston, Dorset See separate page.

buckland newton Buckland Newton, Dorset. Photo supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: "Flag and "3IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

burton bradstock Burton Bradstock, Dorset. The floral design on the lead tank is identical to that on one at Blandford Forum.

Markings: Floral designs on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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cattistock, 2016 Cattistock, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Cerne Abbas, Dorset See separate page.

charlton marshall Charlton Marshall, Dorset. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos, and to Mike Faherty for reporting that the pump has a lead spout, a wrought iron bracket forming the bucket hook, and a wooden handle which moves but isn't connected. There's an inscription above the pump which reads: charlton marshall

charlton marshall
For the use of
Charlton Village
October 1887
T.H.B.
T.H.B was Thomas Horlock Bastard, Lord of the Manor of Charlton Marshall, and there's an article relating to the opening of the pump on Charlton Marshall's website.
Markings: 1887.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Chideock, Dorset See separate page.

child okeford, 2017 Child Okeford, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

chilfrome, 2017 At a farm near Chilfrome, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
chilfrome, 2017

Christchurch, Dorset See separate page.

Compton Abbas, Dorset See separate page.

coombe keynes, 2016 Coombe Keynes, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: "MADE IN ENGLAND" and "No2".

Manufacturer: Unk.
coombe keynes, 2016

Corfe Castle, Dorset See separate page.

cranborne An odd-looking mechanism in a newly-constructed shelter at Cranborne, Dorset. Thanks to Mike Faherty for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Dewlish, Dorset See separate page.

dorchester Two lead pump tanks in Dorset County Museum, Dorchester.

Markings: The one on the left is embellished with two flowers and is dated 1826. The one on the right carries a very early date of 1691, the initials "TMW", and is decorated with two female figures. The spout emerges from a lion's (dog's?) mouth. Elsewhere it is recorded that this came from Thomas Washington's house in Cerne Abbas (and further that he was George Washington's uncle).

Manufacturers: Unk.
dorchester

durweston, 2017 Durweston, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

East Burton, Dorset See separate page.

east lulworth, 2016 A lift & force pump at Lulworth Castle, East Lulworth, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: "WARNERS LONDON" at the top of the cast iron "plank".

Manufacturers: J. Warner of London (the pump has a typical Warner's counterweight and retains at least some of the specially-shaped boltheads used by this company.
eastlulworth, 2016

Edmondsham, Dorset See separate page.

farrington, 2017 A wooden-boxed lead pump at Fontmell Parva, Farrington, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: The tank carries the initials "H.T.B" and a date, "1871".

Manufacturer: Unk.
farrington, 2017
"H.T.B" refers to Rev Henry Tregonwell Bower JP (1808-1876) of Fontmell Parva.

fifehead st quintin, 2017 At a farm near Fifehead St. Quintin, Dorset. It looks like it still has its plunger in place, although no doubt all rusted up. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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Fontmell Magna, Dorset See separate page.

grimstone, 2016 Grimstone, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

grove A wreck at Grove, Dorset.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Gussage All Saints, Dorset See separate page.

Gussage St. Michael, Dorset See separate page.

hampreston, 2017 Hampreston, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo. The offset stopcock suggests that this is a lift & force pump.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

hilton A semi-rotary at Hilton, Dorset. Photograph supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: "K4" and "Sigmund".

Manufacturer: Sigmund, a subsidiary of Sigma.

holt In the entrance to a pub in Holt, Dorset (clearly not its original spot), this neat lift and force pump looks to be in excellent condition. Photograph supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Flag and "2½".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

horton A Grade II-listed structure at Horton, Dorset. Thanks to Mike Faherty for the photo on the left. A close-up shows conclusive evidence of a semi-rotary pump underneath that wooden cladding - thanks to Pete Workman for the photo on the right. A cross-beam is inscribed: horton, 2015
"The Gift of W.H.Carter AD 1909".
Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Iwerne Courtney or Shroton, Dorset See separate page.

Iwerne Minster, Dorset See separate page.

kings stag, 2015 King's Stag, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk, but there's a similar one in Llangollen, Denbighshire, and in a collection in Carlisle, Cumbs.

kingston A lovely old weathered stone pump outside the Post Office at Kingston, Dorset. Photo by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

langton long blandford, 2016 An unusual shaped pump at Langton Long Blandford, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Leigh, Dorset See separate page.

litton cheney, 2017 Litton Cheney, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Lion

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

lower bockhampton This pump at Lower Bockhampton, Dorset, has a lead spout and splashplate, wooden cladding, and an iron ball finial. Photograph supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

lower whatcombe, 2016 At Whatcombe House Lodge, Lower Whatcombe, Dorset. Note that the spout is a separate casting. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Lyme Regis, Dorset See separate page.

Lytchett Matravers, Dorset See separate page.

maiden newton, 2017 A lift & force pump at Maiden Newton, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Mangerton, Dorset (Near Bridport) See separate page.

manston, 2016 Manston, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: "J. HALL & SONS BRISTOL" and "1461" on the cap.

Manufacturer: J. Hall & Sons, Bristol - but currently no further information on this manufacturer.
manston, 2016

mappowder, 2015 At a farm near Mappowder, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

marnhull, 2017 Marnhull, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

marshwood, 2016 Marshwood, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: "No2", "RUNWELL", and a practically obliterated "BRITISH MAKE"

Manufacturer: Ashwell & Nesbit.

melcombe bingham An unusual design at Melcombe Bingham, Dorset. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. A plaque in front of the pump is inscribed: melcombe bingham

melcombe bingham
MELCOMBE BINGHAM
VILLAGE PUMP

LAST USED IN 1956 WHEN
MAINS WATER CAME TO
THE VILLAGE - RESTORED 1996

PLEASE DO NOT
ATTEMPT TO OPERATE
Markings: "LOTTE & WALNE LTD DORCHESTER".

Manufacturer: Lotte & Walne.

Milborne St. Andrew, Dorset See separate page.

minterne magna A lead pump at Minterne Magna, Dorset. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. It looks very different from an earlier photo, in that the wooden casing with ball finial has been removed.

Markings: A crown, "D" and "1893". It has been suggested that the crown and "D" represent Edward St Vincent Digby, 9th Baron Digby (1809-1889), of nearby Minterne House. (Thanks, Shawn, for that info.) 1893 was the date of his son's marriage - perhaps the pump commemorates it.

Manufacturer: Unk.
minterne magna

moreton, 2016 Just the lead tank is all that remains of this pump (or could it once have been a rainwater head?) at Moreton, Dorset, and it shows signs of a major nose job. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: "HF", two classical figures, and a date "1853". Shawn suggests that HF could be the initials of Henry Frampton, the eldest son of the local landowner, James Frampton. James died in 1855 just two years after the date on this pump. Together they had undertaken a large repair programme to cottages on the Estate during the early 1850s, including rebuilding derelict ones.

Manufacturer: Unk.
moreton, 2016

osmington, 2016 osmington, 2016 This pump at Osmington, Dorset, was spruced up and fitted with a new handle by the Osmington Society in 2013, although the renovation didn't go so far as to renew the cap which, unusually, was at some previous stage turned from wood. That wood has subsequently rotted. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the 2016 photos.

Markings: "RD NO. 46671" and a panel stating "A.SYER PENTONVILLE ROAD LONDON".

Manufacturer: The Registered Number confirms that it's a Joseph Evans pump (although there's no Lion Trademark present). The pump was probably originally supplied/installed by Alfred Syer of London.
osmington, 2011 osmington, 2011

owermoigne The chained lift & force pump at Owermoigne, Dorset, has no spout but is fitted with one of their "patent elbows with retaining valve".

Markings: The cap carries the indistinct words "Appleby & Co., Patentees, Renishaw Iron Works [Chesterfield?]" .

Manufacturer: Appleby & Co - probably their Model 58V.
owermoigne

Pamphill, Dorset See separate page.

piddlehinton By the War Memorial at Piddlehinton, Dorset. Thanks to Mike Faherty for the photo on the left and to Shawn Shaw for the one on the right.

Markings: The barrel carries the words "Lott & Walne, Engineers, Dorchester".

Manufacturer: Lott & Walne.
piddlehinton, 2015

Poole, Dorset See separate page.

Puddletown, Dorset See separate page.

rampisham, 2016 Rampisham, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photographs.

Markings: The lead tank is embossed with "LBM 1793" and two classical figures.

Manufacturer: Unk.
rampisham, 2016

ridge Ridge, Dorset. Photograph supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: The bucket hook looks like one of the Joseph Evans designs.

sandford orcas, 2016 Sandford Orcas, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Lion and probable "RD NO. 46671".

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

shaftesbury, 2016 Pump Court, St. James, Shaftesbury, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos. Unusually, the lead spout emerges directly under the (rather splendid) handle.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
shaftesbury, 2016

shapwick, 2016 A lead pump at a farm near Shapwick, Dorset, mounted unusually high up on a wall. Why? No sign of any lost structure around it, so the presumption is that it would have been accessed by someone on a farm vehicle. But the spout faces sideways - which wouldn't have been particularly convenient. The exposed lead downpipe shows a very neat lead joint, which is something of a lost art these days. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos, and for subsequent information which dates the pump to 1879.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
shapwick, 2016

shipton gorge Shipton Gorge, Dorset. It has a lead tank and a wooden handle, although the handle is not connected internally. Photo supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks Mike.

Markings: The tank is embossed with "HH" and the date, 1912.

Manufacturer: Unk.
shipton gorge

spetisbury Spetisbury, Dorset. Photo supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Not visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Stalbridge, Dorset See separate page.

stanbridge, 2016 Stanbridge (Hinton Parva), Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: Flag, "3" and a corroded roundel.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
stanbridge, 2016

Stoborough, Dorset See separate page.

stokeford, 2017 Stokeford, Dorset. Note that it has the refinement of a drain plug at the bottom of its barrel. (The electrics in evidence around the pump seem only to relate to some garden lighting.) Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
stokeford, 2017

Stourpaine, Dorset See separate page.

stratton Stratton, Dorset. Thanks to Barry Watchorn for the photo on the left, and Shawn Shaw for the one on the right.

Markings: Flag and "3½".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
stratton, 2016

studland Studland, Dorset. Thanks to Mike Faherty for the photo on the left. A subsequent visit by Shawn Shaw - thanks Shawn - revealed some markings (see photo on the right), and the fact that the pump has a crack in its barrel.

Markings: Probably "RD NO. 46465".

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
studland, 2016

Sturminster Marshall, Dorset See separate page.

Sturminster Newton, Dorset See separate page.

Sutton Poyntz, Dorset See separate page.

Swanage, Dorset See separate page.

tarrant keyneston, 2015 Tarrant Keyneston, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Very indistinct Flag and "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

tarrant monkton, 2015 Tarrant Monkton, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

thornford, 2016 Thornford, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos.

Markings: "RC4" and a "4" on the barrel.

Manufacturer: Unk
thornford, 2016

trent, 2016 In the courtyard of Turner's Almshouses (Turner's Close) in Trent, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Uploders, Dorset See separate page.

Wareham, Dorset See separate page.

west chaldon, 2016 West Chaldon, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Flag, "2½IN" and "ALL BRITISH MADE"

Manufacturer: Lee Howl

east holme In the centre of East Holme, nr West Holme, Dorset. Photograph supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. A plaque mounted on the plank reads:
EAST HOLME
IN COMMEMORATION
OF THE
GOLDEN JUBILEE
OF HER MAJESTY
QUEEN ELIZABETH II
1953 - 2003
Markings: Flag, "Made in England" and 2½.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

weymouth The large stone structure which used to house the town pump, now situated by the Old Harbour in Weymouth, Dorset. Thanks to Mike Faherty for the photo. It carries an inscription:
Weymouth Old Town Pump
Erected 1775 at West Plains (North Quay)
Moved here 1990
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Wimborne Minster, Dorset See separate page.

wimborne st. giles A bit of a wreck at Wimborne St. Giles, Dorset. Thanks to Mike Faherty for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

winterborne stickland, 2016 Winterborne Stickland, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photos. The pump carries an almost completely faded brass label which reads: winterborne stickland, 2016

... HOLDENHURST ROAD
KENNEDY'S
BOURNEMOUTH
LTD

BOURNEMOUTH

[The missing digits before HOLDENHURST ROAD will almost certainly be 167 - the address of one of their depots]
Markings: Flag, "3IN" and an "ALL BRITISH MADE" roundel.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl, installed by Kennedy's of Bournemouth.

winterborne whitechurch, 2017 Winterborne Whitechurch, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Worth Matravers, Dorset See separate page.

Yetminster, Dorset See separate page.

yondover, 2016 Yondover, Dorset. Thanks to Shawn Shaw for the photo.

Markings: Flag, "2½" and "ALL BRITISH MADE".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

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