Essex (incl Southend-on-Sea)

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abbess roding, 2015 Abbess Roding, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: A "G. INGOLD" plate on the barrel, obscured by layers of paint.

Manufacturer: Ingold's of Bishop's Stortford.

alphamstone, 2014 Alphamstone, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: "CLIMAX ENGLAND" on the stopcock.

Manufacturer: The Climax name on the stopcock doesn't necessarily indicate the maker; so it remains Unk.

arkesden Arkesden, Essex. Photo supplied by Steve Foote - thanks, Steve.

Markings: Flag and "3½".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Ashdon, Essex See separate page.

Ashen, Essex See separate page.

Audley End, Essex See separate page.

Aythorpe Roding, Essex See separate page.

Bambers Green, Essex See separate page.

Bannister Green, Essex See separate page.

bardfield sailing, 2015 Bardfield Sailing, Essex - note the concrete cap. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Barnston, Essex See separate page.

beauchamp roding, 2016 Beauchamp Roding, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "ALL BRITISH MADE".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

bedlars green Bedlar's Green, Essex. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

belchamp otten Belchamp Otten, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: "HAYWARD-TYLER, & Co Lt., ENGINEERS, LONDON".

Manufacturer: Hayward Tyler.

Belchamp St. Paul, Essex See separate page.

belchamp walter, 2014 Belchamp Walter, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

birdbrook, 2017 Birdbrook, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo, and for finding the pump under a mass of vegetation.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Blackmore End, Essex See separate page.

bradwell, 2015 Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos on the right. The notice reads: bradwell, 2014 bradwell, 2014
This water pump was renovated by
Essex & Suffolk Water in 2012
on behalf of
Bradwell-on-Sea Parish Council
ESSEX & SUFFOLK
WATER
Markings: Floral designs on the tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.

braintree, 2016 Braintree, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

bulmer, 2017 Kitchen Hill, nr Bulmer, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Burton End, Essex See separate page.

Castle Hedingham, Essex See separate page.

chelmsford, 2015 Not a lot left at the museum, Chelmsford, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

chignall st. james, 2014 On the green at Chignall St. James, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: A very faint "WARNERS" on the spout.

Manufacturer: J. Warner of London.

Chrishall, Essex See separate page.

Clavering, Essex See separate page.

Coggeshall, Essex See separate page.

coggeshall hamlet, 2014 Under a tiled shelter at Coggeshall Hamlet, Essex, the well is neatly capped. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

colne engaine, 2016 Colne Engaine, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

copford green, 2015 Near Copford Green, Essex, with a cracked barrel. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

cressing, 2017 Cressing, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: \unk.

Debden, Essex See separate page.

Dedham, Essex See separate page.

Earl's Colne, Essex See separate page.

elmdon Elmdon, Essex. Photos by Steve Foote - thanks, Steve. This highly unusual pump is identical to ones at Clavering, Essex, and West Wratting, Cambs, and in addition to still having its weights in place it also has the braces which would have held a probable wooden casing.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Poss Charles Lack of Cottenham.
elmdon

Elsenham, Essex See separate page.

Epping Green, Essex See separate page.

Felsted, Essex See separate page.

finchingfield On the green at Finchingfield, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

fordham, 2017 Fordham, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible from a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Foxearth, Essex See separate page.

frating, 2015 Frating, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Galleywood, Essex See separate page.

Gestingthorpe, Essex See separate page.

goldhanger An unusual one at Goldhanger, Essex, which reportedly still works. Photo supplied by Borin Van Loon - thanks, Borin. It carries an inscribed plaque:
"THIS WELL IS 70 FEET DEEP
WITH A FURTHER
100 FEET OF ARTESIAN BORE
MAKING 170 FEET IN ALL
THE WELL WAS DUG DURING
THE HOT SUMMER OF 1921"
On a separate plaque, it reads:
 To Commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee the Pump and Well were restored to working condition by Goldhanger Parish Council
Funded by The Village with support from Essex Environment Trust Maldon District Council and Essex Heritage Trust
Opened by Cllr.Robert J.S.Long Chairman of the Maldon District Council 2nd May 2012
It turns out that the working barrel is located about 10m down the well. There's a dual spout arrangement, one at low level for buckets and the other at high level probably for water carts. Apparently, to the right of the pump, there's a "local curiousity known as The Pug Stone, a semi-circular piece of granite said to be part of a grinding stone from a pug mill". [Pug Mill: a machine for mixing and working clay and other materials into pug. Pug: loam or clay mixed and worked into a soft, plastic condition without air pockets for making bricks or pottery.]
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

good easter, 2015 At Tye Green near Good Easter, Essex. The remains of the delivery pipe emerges nearby through a concrete mound. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

gosfield, 2015 Gosfield, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Great Bardfield, Essex See separate page.

Great Bentley, Essex See separate page.

great braxted, 2015 Great Braxted, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: A floral motif on the tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.

great canfield Hellman's Cross, nr Great Canfield, Essex. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None (confirmed by Bob Taylor).

Manufacturer: Unk.

Great Dunmow, Essex See separate page.

Great Easton, Essex See separate page.

great leighs, 2015 An impressive shelter, but not a lot of pump at Great Leighs, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
great leighs, 2015

Great Maplestead, Essex See separate page.

great saling Great Saling, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: "LONDON" can be seen on one side of the spout.

Manufacturer: J. Warner, London.

great sampford 2016 On a farm near Great Sampford, Essex. Note that its operating rod is beside the pump, on the ground. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photograph.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Great Yeldham, Essex See separate page.

Greenstead Green, Essex See separate page.

Hadstock, Essex See separate page.

halstead, 2015 Near Halstead, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Harwich, Essex See separate page.

Harlow, Essex See separate page.

Hatfield Broad Oak, Essex See separate page.

Hatfield Heath, Essex See separate page.

hatfieldpeverel, 2014 A small pump in the churchyard at Hatfield Peverel, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

hempstead, 2015 In the High St at Hempstead, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo

Markings: None noted.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Henham, Essex See separate page.

high easter, 2014 A smart flywheel and crank pump on the green at High Easter, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: "WARNERS LONDON" and a royal coat of arms on the frame.

Manufacturer: John Warner & Sons, London.
high easter, 2014 high easter, 2014 high easter, 2014

High Roding, Essex See separate page.

highstreet green High Street Green, Essex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul

Markings: None (thanks, Bob Taylor).

Manufacturer: Unk.

Ingatestone, Essex See separate page.

langford, 2015 Langford, Essex. Is this a garden centre pump? Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

lamarsh, 2014 Lamarsh, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Lion and probable "RD NO. 46671" on the barrel.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

latchingdon, 2015 Latchingdon, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Puteus of Germany.

Layer-de-la-Haye, Essex See separate page.

layer breton, 2015 Very rusty and with an enormous crack at Layer Breton, Essex. Thanks to Fergus Muir for the photo.

Markings: Nothing visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

layermarney, 2012 Layer Marney, Essex. Thanks to Joan Deane for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

leaden roding, 2015 Leaden Roding, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Little Bardfield, Essex See separate page.

little canfield, 2015 Little Canfield, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Little Dunmow, Essex See separate page.

Little Hallingbury, Essex See separate page.

little maplestead, 2016 Emerging from the undergrowth on the A131 near Little Maplestead, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Unk, but the counterweight might be of the type which carries a number.

Manufacturer: Unk.

little wakering, 2017 In a field near Little Wakering, Essex, on an elevated brick-built plinth - probably to facilitate the filling of water carts. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

little waltham, 2014 Little Waltham, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: Very difficult to work out what's on the cap, but the give-away is on the barrel - which reads "HAYWARD-TYLER & Co LTD ENGINEERS LONDON"

Manufacturer: Hayward-Tyler of London.
littlewaltham, 2017

loughton, 2015 Loughton, Essex. This pump has been missing for some time, but has now re-appeared with a fanciful wrought iron handle. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

maldon, 2014 A large renovated pump at Maldon, Essex (the handle is apparently new). Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos. A nearby notice reads: maldon, 2014
Maldon Town Council

PUBLIC PUMP CROMWELL HILL

This Grade II listed public pump, installed in 1805 and financed
by public subscription, stands on the site of a pump provided by
Thomas Cannock in 1587 and was the town's first water supply.

Water from a spring called "Cromwell Well" was conveyed to
the pump by a system of lead conduits from
Little Cromwell (Cistern House, Beeleigh Road).

RESTORED CC WESTON 1748
Historic England's website confirms the above, and adds that a stone oval plaque, inscribed "RESTORED CC WESTON ESQ 1748", originally at the pump, is now in the town museum. [Probably C. C. Weston, M.P., of Felix Hall, Kelvedon.]
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

margaretting tye, 2015 At Margaretting Tye, Essex, the old pump is sealed with concrete. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: A just discernible "WARNERS" and "LONDON" on the spout..

Manufacturer: J. Warner & Son of London.

Matching, Essex See separate page.

messing, 2016 This one's a bit the worse for wear, at Messing, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: "WARNERS" can just be made out on the handle.

Manufacturer: J. Warner of London - it's their No. 83 Patent Strong Cast Iron Lift Pump.
messing, 2016

mistley, 2015 Mistley, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

molehill green Almost lost in the vegetation at Molehill Green, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Moreton, Essex See separate page.

newport The unusual spout on this one in Newport, Essex, might indicate that its original function was not simply for the public to fill buckets. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: "Coleman & Morton" "1877" and possibly "A1" - but indistinct.

Manufacturer: Coleman & Morton of Chelmsford, who made agricultural implements including water carts.
newport

north end An unusual design at North End (the one near Great Dunmow), Essex. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

north end In a smart thatched shelter at North End (the one near Great Yeldham), Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left and the close-up shots.

Markings: "CLIMAX 89-268[?]" and "F.H.BUCKINGHAM, ENGINEERS, HETHERSETT" on the barrel.

Manufacturer: Thomas & Son of Worcester, and probably installed by Buckingham's of Hethersett.
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onslow green, 2015 Onslow Green, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "4IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

ovington Ovington, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

pattiswick nr Pattiswick, Essex. Thanks to Roger Jones for the photo.

Markings: "Warners" and "London" on spout.

Manufacturer: J. Warner's of London.

pebmarsh, 2015 A new use for the pump at Pebmarsh, Essex - displaying a sign for a nearby hydrant. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Possibly a Lion.

Manufacturer: Possibly Joseph Evans.

pleshey, 2015 Pleshey, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos. A plaque on the railings reads: pleshey, 2015
THESE RAILINGS WERE ERECTE3D
to commemorate
THE QUEEN'S SILVER JUBILEE
1952-1977
Markings: None other visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Radwinter, Essex See separate page.

rayleigh In the High St, Rayleigh, Essex. Photo supplied by Mike Davies - thanks, Mike - who tells me that it is believed once to have had a sign stating "any boys found climbing or injuring the pump will be publicly whipped".

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Looks very similar to an S. Owens model.

Rayne, Essex See separate page.

Ridgewell, Essex See separate page.

Sheering, Essex See separate page.

Sible Hedingham, Essex See separate page.

southend-on-sea, 2017 The pump at Southend-on-Sea has an inspection door at its base. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

southminster, 2014 A fine roadside specimen at Southminster, Essex, although it needs a new coat of paint. Thanks for Bob Taylor for the photos. It carries the inscription: southminster, 2014 southminster, 2014 southminster, 2014
ERECTED
BY THE GOVERNORS
OF THE
CHARTER HOUSE
MARCH 1832
Markings: A panel carrying the words: "RICHMOND & SON. ENGINEERS. CHELMSFORD."

Manufacturer: John Richmond and Son, of Chelmsford.

Stambourne, Essex See separate page.

Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex See separate page.

Stebbing, Essex See separate page.

steeple, 2014 A dual spout flywheel & crank pump at Steeple, Essex, with the typical stopcock in the lower spout. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Apparently the frame carries the words "J. TYLOR & SONS, ENGINEERS, WARWICK LANE, LONDON".

Manufacturer: J. Tylor.

Stisted, Essex See separate page.

Stock, Essex See separate page.

sturmer, 2015 Sturmer, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: "A W BARNHAM ENGINEER WALSINGHAM NORFOLK".

Manufacturer: A. W. Barnham of Walsingham.
sturmer, 2015

takeley The pump at Brewer's End, Takeley, Essex, was reported to have been installed by the Takeley Pump Co., in 1886. Read more. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: "G. INGOLD B'S STORTFORD".

Manufacturer: George Ingold, Apton Rd., Bishop's Stortford.

Thaxted, Essex See separate page.

Tilbury-juxta-Clare, Essex See separate page.

Tillingham, Essex See separate page.

tiptree, 2014 Tiptree, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: "CLIMAX 69-26" on the barrel, and "CLIMAX" on the stopcock.

Manufacturer: Thomas & Son of Worcester.

Toppesfield, Essex See separate page.

twinstead The Twinstead pump, Essex, sports a large stylised acorn finial and a massive counterweight. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. A cast iron plate reads identically to the one above, at Toppesfield: twinstead
 HALSTEAD RDC
ALL USERS OF THIS WELL
ARE ADVISED TO BOIL
ANY WATER USED
FOR DRINKING
PURPOSES
In 1911 the Suffolk Free Press reported that the pump was out of action because of the unprecedented heatwave.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Ugley Green, Essex See separate page.

waltham abbey At the Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, Essex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

westmersea, 2015 West Mersea, Essex. Thanks to Chris Williams for the photo.

Markings: None visible from a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Wethersfield, Essex See separate page.

white colne, 2014 White Colne, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: "WARNERS" on the spout.

Manufacturer: John Warner and Sons of London..

white roding, 2016 White Roding, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

whiteash green Whiteash Green, Essex. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo on the left and Bob Taylor for the one on the right.

Markings: "Warners" on the iron plank.

Manufacturer: Warners of London.
whiteash green, 2014

wicken bonhunt Wicken Bonhunt, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: "2" on the spout.

Manufacturer: Unk.

widdington Widdington, Essex. Photo supplied by Steve Foote - thanks, Steve.

Markings: "G.Ingold B.Stortford’", within a square border.

Manufacturer: G. Ingold of Bishop's Strotford.

willingale, 2016 Willingale, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo on the left. The photo on the right, dated 2008, shows that it has subsequently undergone a much-needed makeover.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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Witham, Essex See separate page.

woodham walter, 2015 Woodham Walter, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: "APPLEBY & CO. RENISHAW IRONWORKS NR CHESTERFIELD".

Manufacturer: Appleby's.

writtle, 2015 Writtle, Essex. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo. A photo also exists of the same pump, taken in 1905.

Markings: A floral pattern on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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