Hertfordshire

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allen's green Allen's Green, Herts. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: A very indistinct panel, which I've tried hard to make into "G. INGOLD BISHOPS STORTFORD" - but it's just too far gone.

Manufacturer: Unk.

anstey The impressive wheeled structure at Anstey, Herts - but a close-up of the mechanism - thanks to John Hurst - shows that it's a well-head winding gear, not a pump. Research shows that there used to be an identical one at Cottered, Herts. Main picture used with permission from: http://www.soil-net.com/album/Water/Drinking_Water/.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

ardeley This one, under a tiled octagonal brick-built shelter in the middle of the green at Ardeley, Herts, is interesting. The flywheel is connected to a single throw crank via a 4:1 gearing mechanism, and below this is a lever carrying a large counterweight. Thanks to John Hurst for the image on the left.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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Ayot St. Lawrence, Herts See Separate Entry.

benington, 2015 Lordship Gardens, Benington, Herts. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: Floral motif on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.
benington, 2015

bishops stortford In the cemetery at Bishop's Stortford, Herts, this imposing pump has been converted to work off the water mains. It has great similarities to one at Hatfield Broadoak, Essex. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk - but it would be nice to think it was by the well-known Pump Makers and Well Sinkers, G. Ingold, , who had their workshop in Apton Road, Bishop's Stortford.

braughing A smart pump at Braughing, Herts, with a very cleanly-defined spout. I wonder if it's newly refurbished? Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: The very distinctive spout decoration points towards it being by G. Ingold of Bishop's Stortford.
braughing

Brent Pelham, Herts See Separate Entry.

buntingford The ancient pump at Buntingford, Herts, has lost its handle. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. A brass plaque is inscribed:
JUBILEE PUMP
AND PUMPHOUSE
Pump circa 1690, Pumphouse 1897

Restored 1993 and again in 2004
by Buntingford Civic Society
Elsewhere it's reported that there is an inscription along the 6 sides of the canopy reading:
SET UP BY/F J ROBINSON ESQRE/1897 TO COMMEMORATE/THE 60th YEAR OF THE/GLORIOUS REIGN OF/QUEEN/VICTORIA
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

bushey heath, 2016 Looking a bit forlorn by the roadside at Bushey Heath, Herts. Thanks to Simon Cowper-Smith for the photos.

Markings: "J. TYLOR & SONS WARWICK LANE LONDON".

Manufacturer: J. Tylor of London.
bushey heath, 2016

codicote Codicote, Herts. Thanks to Nick Mortimer for the photo, and to Bob Taylor for confirming the markings.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Cromer, Herts See Separate Entry.

cuffley, 2015 Cuffley, Herts. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Puteus of Germany.

dane end, 2015 Dane End, Herts. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

east end, 2015 East End, Herts. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: "S. OWENS & Co ENGINEERS LONDON".

Manufacturer: S. Owens of London.
east end, 2015

graveley Graveley, Herts. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: On cap: "APPLEBY & Co. RENISHAW IRON WORKS INVENTORS & MANUFACTURERS OF PUMPS WITH REGISTERED BUCKETS & CONE VALVES. No 4017".
The marking on the case is very indistinct, but it's almost certainly one of Appleby's standard markings - "APPLEBY & CO. PATENTEES RENISHAW IRON WORKS DERBYSHIRE".

Manufacturer: Appleby's.
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great munden, 2015 An interesting contraption at Great Munden, Herts. It has a twin throw crankshaft, and the operating rods contain large circular sections to prevent them from snagging the flywheel shaft, which is, unusually, located directly in line with them. (Typically, the flywheel shaft is offset.) There's no sign of a delivery pipe - perhaps the pump has been re-sited here from its original location? Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.
great munden, 2015

green tye On the village green at Green Tye, Herts, the pump has a distinctive decorative spout. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None .

Manufacturer: Unk.

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On the edge of the grounds of Moor Place, Hadham Cross, Herts.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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harpenden A small pump in private hands in Harpenden, Herts.

Markings: "terpo" on the barrel; 9 (in a circle) followed by ZL 200 A1000-2-03 on the cap; 5 ZL200 A1000-01-04 followed by a 9 in a circle on the handle; A-1000-1-05 on one side of the bucket assembly, and 8 followed by a 9 in a circle on the other side.

Manufacturer: Unk.
harpenden

Hemel Hempstead, Herts See Separate Entry.

hertford, 2017 In the centre of Hertford, Herts. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: "TURNER DORSET ST FLEET ST LONDON" and the City of London arms.

Manufacturer: George Turner of London.
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Hexton, Herts See Separate Entry.

High Wych, Herts See Separate Entry.

Hunsdon, Herts See Separate Entry.

ickleford On the Upper Green at Ickleford, Herts. Photo by John Hurst - thanks, John. A plaque on the railings reads: ickleford ickleford
 WATER PUMP BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN USED
BETWEEN 1900 - 1925
BY THE VILLAGE WHEELRIGHTS,
WHICH WAS SITED AT THE NOW RESIDENTIAL
DUNCOTS CLOSE.
MANUFACTURED, IN THE LATE 19TH CENTURY
BY THE COALBROOKDALE COMPANY.
(MAKERS OF THE FIRST IRON BRIDGE).
NOV. 2002 ICKLEFORD PARISH COUNCIL
Markings: A roundel on the barrel reads "COALBROOK DALE" and has a "3" in the centre.

Manufacturer: Coalbrookdale & Co.

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At Ashridge House near Little Gaddesden, Herts.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Little Hadham, Herts See Separate Entry.

meesden An oddity on the green at Meesden, Herts. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left. He was told that it was a replica made locally to represent the pump which was originally set over the well. The flywheel does not seem to be connected to any internal mechanism, although there is a bearing on the side opposite the flywheel (thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo). Our best estimate is that the original might well have been a type of "Safety Water Elevator" made by a firm in Dunstable, not a million miles away, and which can still to be found in one or two locations around the country. See: http://www.fotolibra.com/gallery/52110/water-elevator-advertisment-1905/.

Markings: "2000 AD". The bearing carries the words "POLLARD BEARINGS SERIES SLF3"

Manufacturer: Unk.
meesden, 2015

Much Hadham, Herts See Separate Entry.

newnham A simple single throw flywheel and crank pump at Newnham, Herts. Photo by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: the words "C. P. MARTIN", "ENGINEER" and "HARPENDEN" can be seen on three sides of the A-frame.

Manufacturer: C.P.Martin of Harpenden, who were also borehole-sinkers.

northaw, 2015 On the village green at Northaw, Herts. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Redbourn, Herts See Separate Entry.

Sarratt, Herts See Separate Entry.

Sawbridgeworth, Herts See Separate Entry.

stalbans At the Watermill Museum, St. Albans, Herts. Thanks to Mike Simms for the photos.

Markings: A complex maker's mark comprising a crescent moon with the initials "J.W&S" and "Crescent London" written within it, and next to it a bell motif (carrying a crest and "London"), and the word "Trademark".

Manufacturer: John Warner & Sons, Crescent Foundry, London.
stalbans

Standon, Herts See Separate Entry.

thorley, 2015 Thorley, Herts. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

watton-at-stone A very ornate bulbous pump under a substantial wooden shelter at Watton-at-Stone, apparently erected in 1894 by Abel Smith of Woodhall Park as a memorial to his son Lt. Gen. P. Smith of the Grenadier Guards. Abel Smith owned practically all of the parish of Bramfield in those days. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
watton-at-stone

westmill On the green at Westmill, Herts, this handsome wooden pump features a very elegant bronze spout. Photo by John Hurst - thanks, John. The wooden cap carries the inscription: westmill westmill
 TRAVERSE THE DESERT AND THEN YOU CAN TELL WHAT TREASURE EXISTS IN THE COOL DEEP WELL
This is an extract from a poem published in 1849 by the popular and prolific English poet Eliza Cook (1818-1889).
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

wilstone, 2016 Wilstone, Herts. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: "HP75".

Manufacturer: Unk, but a growing realisation that this model is modern (witness the broken cap - a recurring feature of cheap modern pumps of this type).

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