Gloucestershire & South Gloucestershire

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aldsworth This pump at Aldsworth, Glos, has a non-standard cap and a ruinous crack running right through the pump top.

Markings: Lion.


Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Almondsbury, S. Glos See separate page.

alstone In the village of Alstone, Glos. Subsequently (2013) the handle has been lost.

Markings: "STOCK SONS & TAYLORS LTD BIRMM".


Manufacturer: Stock Sons & Taylors. 

Alveston,
S. Glos
See separate page.

alvington, 2017 This lift and force pump at Alvington, Glos, features a feedthrough air vessel, a stopcock and two further outlets on the lead delivery pipe. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the photo.

Markings: Lion.


Manufacturer: Joseph Evans. 

amberley This semi-rotary is tucked away down a footpath off the road to Pinfarthings, nr Amberley, Glos. It carries the same trademark as one nearby on Theescombe Lane, nr Nailsworth.

Markings: "NH", "British Make" and "NO4".


Manufacturer: Newman Hender. 
amberley

ashleworth Behind the Boat Inn at Ashleworth Quay, Glos, this pump seems from a distance to have a lead spout - and from the cleaning materials festooned around it, maybe it works, too.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk. 

Awre, Glos See separate page.

Barnsley,
Glos
See separate page.

batsford, 2015 This one at Batsford, Glos, is a bit odd. There is a spout, out of sight under the stone lintel, and above it, in the greenery, there's a pile of slabs which if removed might give access to some internal workings. Other than that, there's just a handle (now immovable) - but the handle is in a really inconvenient place if it's designed to be rotated. Could it simply be connected to a stopcock? Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.
batsford, 2015

birdlip A decrepit semi-rotary in an odd location on a trackside near the Air Balloon, Birdlip, Glos.

Markings: "NH" logo, "No6", and "British Made".


Manufacturer: Newman Hender & Co, of Woodchester, nr Stroud, Glos.
birdlip

bledington bledington Two views of the same pump in the grounds of a private house in Bledington, Glos. A tap has been installed at a later date.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk. 

Bourton-on-the-Water, Glos See separate page.

brimpsfield  brimpsfield  Tiny pitcher spout pump in the hamlet of Brimpsfield, Glos, which proclaims its origins loudly. Handle moves slightly, to reveal part of the linkage mechanism.

Markings: No fewer than two Lion trademarks, two "Made in England"s, and the number "8".


Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

calcot Almost lost in the chaos outside a house in Calcot, Glos - cleared up when Mike Woolford returned to check in 2014 (see right) and the maker's mark was visible.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
calcot, 2014

Charlton Kings, Glos See separate page.

Chedworth,
Glos
Warrants a page of its own.

Cheltenham,
Glos
Warrants a page of its own.

Chipping Campden,
Glos
Warrants a page of its own.

Chipping Sodbury, Glos Warrants a page of its own.

Cirencester,
Glos
Warrants a page of its own.

Clearwell,
Glos
See separate page.

cleeve hill Tucked away behind one of the houses at Cleeve Hill, Glos, there's this highly decorative pump. The name of the house - "Cheesecake Well" - suggests that there might be an interesting history, but I've not yet been able to find out any more.

Markings: Lots of embellishments, including a frog on the spout.

Manufacturer: Modern, made by the Kovoplast Company of the Czech Republic or the Jiangyan Fashion Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., China.

cold aston Cold Aston, Glos.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

comptonabdale A tiny, cracked, pitcher pump by the roadside at Compton Abdale, Glos. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: "4" and "Made in England".

Manufacturer: Probably Joseph Evans.

compton greenfield Compton Greenfield, S. Glos. Thanks to Matt Rogers for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

condicote On the green at Condicote, Glos. My thanks to Ron Lane for tipping me off about this one.

Markings: Flag and a 3, slightly obscured by a weld made to repair the cracked pump top.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

didmarton Near St. Lawrence's Well, The Street, Didmarton, Glos, this pump is set on a stone plinth, with a water trough alongside.

Markings: "J. Fletcher, Plumber, Yate".

Manufacturer: J. Fletcher, Plumber, Yate.  

dunkirk A magnificent specimen at Petty France, near Dunkirk, S. Glos, featuring two spouts, a compound handle and a sizeable counterweight. Thanks to Matt Rogers for the photos. It is surmounted by the Beaufort badge - a portcullis surrounded by the Garter and its motto "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE".

Markings: On the front a panel states "WINWOOD & Co BRISTOL".

Manufacturer: Winwood & Co., Bristol.  
dunkirk dunkirk

dymock Facing the long-defunct canal/railway wharf in Dymock, Glos. Note the large stopcock on its spout.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.  

Ebrington, Glos Near Chipping Campden. See separate page.

farmcote By the roadside in the hamlet of Farmcote, Glos, this pump was used to draw water up from the well in order to fill a cistern buried in the field behind it. It's probable that a pipe then led from the cistern to the house immediately opposite, across the road.
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.  

farmington  This oak-framed former pump house, now sadly pumpless, is the centrepiece of the village green at Farmington, Glos. One of its beams carries the carved inscription: "Erected in the memory of Edmund Waller Squire of this Parish OB [met death] 20th March 1899".

A plaque on another post reads: 
farmington 1910

© Centre for
Oxfordshire Studies.


Click on this 1910 pic to see an outline sketch of the original pump. I've now established than an identical pump still exists in Fletching, East Sussex.
 FARMINGTON VILLAGE MILLENNIUM PARTY.
A time capsule was buried on the village green
to celebrate this millennium.
This record of village life is to
be opened at the next millennium

SATURDAY 5TH AUGUST 2000  
Elsewhere I've found mention of yet another inscription - but didn't see it when I visited: "The roof of this pump house was presented by some citizens of Farmington, Connecticut, USA in the three hundredth year of Connecticut's founding, July 1935 - Qui transtulit sustinet". [Connecticut State Motto: He Who Transplanted Still Sustains.].

And it's good to see that the structure is still a focal point for village festivities - the villagers use the old pump's downpipe to hold a Christmas tree.

Manufacturer: Probably Hayward Tyler of London, whose model 442 Ornamental Pump Case looks identical. 
 

frenchay Frenchay, S. Glos. Thanks to Matt Rogers for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

fretherne Fretherne, Glos.

Markings: "P" on the pump and "1999" on the wooden plank.

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus of Germany.

Gloucester, Glos See separate page.

great barrington This one's well-hidden in Great Barrington, Glos. Mike Woolford reports that there's another practically identical alcove and trough 100m away, but with no pump. Both alcoves are now furnished with a mains water tap.

Markings: "W. HEMMING" and "BURFORD" on the barrel.

Manufacturer: William Hemming of Burford. 

Great Rissington, Glos See separate page.

Hallen,
S. Glos
See separate page.

ham On the green at Ham, nr Blakeney, Glos.

Markings: "Llewellins & James, Bristol".

Manufacturer: Llewellins & James of Bristol. 

hambrook, 2014 Hambrook, S. Glos. Thanks to Matt Rogers for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk, but the features resemble a Llewellins & James model. 

Hardwicke,
Glos 
Warrants a page of its own.

hawkesbury upton Skeletal pump at Hawkesbury Upton, S. Glos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk. 

hill Opposite the School House at Hill, S. Glos. Thanks to Matt Rogers for the image on the right. Nearby is the inscription: hill
 HILL
MILLENIUM PUMP
2000
Markings: "THEMAC" cast into the pump top.

Manufacturer: THEMAC is the trademark of The Metal Agencies Company Ltd, of Bristol. 

horsley At Ruskin Mill, Horsley, Glos. [On a return visit in 2013, a non-working "P" pump was found affixed to a barrel and the only other pump (minus handle and operating rod) had no markings - although the stem carried the letters "HP"]

Markings: A "P" in a hexagon, both on the pump head and the downpipe.


Manufacturer: Trademark currently used by the Puteus Company of Germany.

huntley, 2014 On a farm near Huntley, Glos.

Markings: "H J GODWIN LTD QUENINGTON GLOS ENGLAND" and "100 D" on pump top; "V103" (indistinct) on spout.


Manufacturer: Godwins of Quenington.

Icomb,
Glos
See separate page.

little barrington  Overlooking the village green at Little Barrington, Glos. The original bucket hook has snapped off the spout casting, and been replaced by a nut and bolt.

Markings: An indistinct "C. EAST BURFORD", on the barrel.

Manufacturer: Charles East & Son of Burford.  

Littleton-upon-Severn,
S. Glos
See separate page.

meysey hampton  On the village green at Meysey Hampton, Glos, the pump is fixed at the top of a mounting block, for use by farm vehicles. Handle missing, and spout is threaded.

Markings: "W. Affleck, Swindon" on the top of the cylinder and also on a mounting bracket set in the stone.
Manufacturer: W. Affleck, Swindon.
 
 
meysey hampton 

Mickleton, Glos Near Chipping Campden. See separate page.

Nailsworth,
Glos
See separate page.

Naunton,
Glos
See separate page.

newland Newland, Glos. Photograph supplied by Peter Dean - thanks, Pete.

Markings: Nothing discernible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

North Cerney, Glos See separate page.

old sodbury In the courtyard of the Cross Hands Hotel, Old Sodbury, S. Glos. Photograph supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: There's a manufacturer's plate, but the words are indecypherable.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Oldbury-on-Severn, S. Glos See separate page.

Olveston,
S. Glos
See separate page.

painswick A skeletal pump at Painswick, Glos, which must originally have directed water to the inside of the building, either via a delivery pipe on the other side of the wall or, perhaps more likely, to an upstairs cistern. (The irony is not lost - a once free water source replaced by a massive stack of over-priced bottled water.) Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo on the right, which shows that the mechanism has been mounted on a smart new plank (2015).

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
painswick, 2015

pillowell Set back off the main road at Pillowell, Glos. Nearby is an inscription which reads: 
PILLOWELL WELL

THIS WELL WAS RENOVATED
BY
WEST DEAN PARISH COUNCIL
FOREST ENTERPRISE
AND
PILLOWELL
VILLAGE COMMITTEE


AD 2003

IMPORTANT


THE WATER IN THIS WELL
IS NOT SAFE FOR DRINKING
Markings: A "P" within a hexagon on the pump cap and at the bottom of the barrel.

Manufacturer: Trademark currently used by the German company, Puteus.

prestbury A simple lead pump in a private house in Prestbury, Glos - and it works, with a bit of coaxing.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

randwick, 2014 Randwick, Glos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Redmarley D'Abitot,
Glos
See separate page.

rendcombe Opposite the Silver Jubilee Hall at Rendcombe, Glos. Nice acanthus leaves on spout. Pic courtesy of Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.

Rockhampton,
S. Glos
See separate page.

sherborne In the village of Sherborne, Glos. From a distance it seems to be a standard Joseph Evans pump, with a handle pattern used by that company, and indeed carries their (small-style) Lion trademark on its barrel. However, the cap has Charles Winn's name around its circumference and is surmounted by a typical Charles Winn finial. Furthermore, the bucket hook is drilled through - something I've never seen on a Joseph Evans pump. (We've now had it confirmed - thanks to Byron Hadley - that many years ago the original cap was stolen, and he replaced it with the current one.)

Markings: "CHARLES WINN & CO" "BIRMM", and a Joseph Evans Lion.


Manufacturer: Joseph Evans 

Snowshill,
Glos
See separate page.

stanway Stanway, Glos. The pump was not originally at this location but bought at a steam fair some years ago. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the photo.

Markings: "4" on barrel


Manufacturer: Unk

stonehouse The well-tended wood-encased pump on the green at Stonehouse, Glos. Carries the following inscription:
THIS TABLET
commemorates
the generosity of
HARVEY LEWIS ESQ.
a native of this Village
now residing in South
Africa who has made
possible the renovation
of the Stonehouse
Village Greens and Pump
as a mark of respect
for his parents
JOSEPH & ELIZA LEWIS
and in remembrance
of his early life in
Stonehouse.
12 MAY 1937
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos See separate page.

Tetbury, Glos See separate page.

Tewkesbury,
Glos
See separate page.

Thornbury,
S.Glos
See separate page.

tirley A newly-installed (but old) pump at Tirley, Glos.

Markings: Lion.


Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Tockington, S. Glos See separate page.

toddington A lift and force pump on the side of a small building on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway platform at Toddington, Glos. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the close-up of the metal panel.

Markings: A small metal panel, mounted at the top of the plank, reads "F & H Alford, Plumbers, Park Street, Gloucester". Couldn't get close enough to see if there were any markings on the barrel.


Manufacturer: F & H Alford of Gloucester.

tortworth Tortworth, S. Glos.

Markings: Flag and "3IN".


Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Tytherington,
S. Glos 
See separate page.

Upton Cheyney,
S. Glos
See separate page.

Upton St. Leonards,
Glos
Warrants a page of its own.

westcote  In the village of Westcote (Church Westcote), Glos. I'm told that this isn't its original position, but that it was moved here to protect it.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk 

westerleigh By the church wall next to the Village Green at Westerleigh, S. Glos, with the inscription:
 
THE VILLAGE PUMP
THIS PUMP WAS RESTORED
WITH A GRANT FROM
AWARDS FOR ALL
RESTORATION BY MARK GREENAWAY
CHEW VALLEY FORGE
WESTERLEIGH VILLAGE RESIDENTS
ASSOCIATION
2006
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk . 

westonbirt In the village of Westonbirt, Glos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk 

wick This one's at Wick, S. Glos, and we've now been advised by our resident expert on Belfast pattern pumps that it probably is an original model, rather than a Chinese replica. Photograph supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: None seen.

Manufacturer: Unk. 

Winterbourne,
Glos
See separate page.

Withington,
Glos
See separate page.

woodchester In the bar of The Ram at South Woodchester, nr Woodchester, Glos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk 

yanworth Pump with a cut-off handle by the village sign at Yanworth, Glos. Picture provided by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Carries the inscription:
APPLEBY & CO.
RENISHAW
IRONWORKS
NR CHESTERFIELD.
Markings: None others seen.

Manufacturer: Appleby & Co. 

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