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asfordby, 2016 Almost lost in the undergrowth at Asfordby, Leics. Thanks to Alan Murray-Rust for the photo.

Markings: None visible, but it has been reported to carry an inscription "MD 1776".

Manufacturer: Unk.

Ashby Magna, Leics See separate page.

ashby parva Ashby Parva, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None visible at a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Beeby, Leics See separate page.

Billesdon, Leics See separate page.

bottesford, 2014 This one at Bottesford, Leics, is easy to miss. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None .

Manufacturer: Unk.

branston The cast iron-clad pump at Branston, Leics. Low down there's a panel featuring a stylised peacock - photos taken by John Hurst - thanks, John. Further research shows that the peacock forms part of the coat of arms of the Duke of Rutland - in fact the crest. It's described as "On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Peacock in its pride proper".

Markings: "D of R", which stands for Duke of Rutland, as Branston formed part of the Belvoir Estate.

Manufacturer: Unk.
branston

Buckminster, Leics See separate page.

burrough on the hill Burrough-on-the-Hill, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left, and to Mike Woolford for the one on the right (2014), showing it with a smart new wooden casing.

Markings: None

Manufacturer: Unk.
burrough-on-the-hill, 2014

Burton Overy, Leics See separate page.

Catthorpe, Leics See separate page.

cold overton Cold Overton, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Mark present but currently indecipherable.

Manufacturer: Unk.

copt oak, 2016 Copt Oak, (Charnwood Forest area), Leics. Thanks to David Burton for the photographs and information. Two nearby plaques provide some history of the pump and its restoration: copt oak, 2016
This pump formerly headed the nearby well.
At one time one of the main sources of water for the village.
In times of drought the pump was locked and only made
available for use when the keeper blew a whistle.
Re-furbished by Charley Parish Council in 1989.

The pump was moved to this position
by Charley Heritage Group in August 2003.
A 2004 newspaper report stated that the pump was last used in the 1950s and had stood next to the traffic lights for a number of years, but residents began to fear it could be knocked over. As a result a new location was found and a decorative wall and garden built by the Charley Heritage Group. Well done!
More information to be found on the Charley Heritage Website.
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

cranoe Cranoe, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None

Manufacturer: Unk.

croxton kerrial Croxton Kerrial, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left and to Mike Woolford for the one on the right showing that the pump by 2012 had had a lick of paint. A small plaque mounted on the pump reads: croxton kerrial
   RESTORED BY
PETER LAMBERT
1976
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

desford Behind the Red Lion at Desford, Leics. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos. Nearby is a plaque, stating:
ERECTED TO MARK
QUEEN VICTORIA'S
DIAMOND JUBILEE 1897.
RESTORED BY THE
LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY 1997.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

dunton bassett Dunton Bassett, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Edmondthorpe, Leics See separate page.

east langton East Langton, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

frisby-on-the-wreake Frisby-on-the-Wreake, Leics. Thanks to Alan Murray-Rust for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

frolesworth, 2015 Closer inspection of this one at Frolesworth, Leics, shows that it's in fact two pumps, the handle of the one on the left being buried in the bush. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Gaddesby, Leics See separate page.

Gilmorton, Leics See separate page.

great dalby Great Dalby, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. The pump carries a horseshoe and the date "2000".

Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Great Easton, Leics See separate page.

great glen At Great Glen, Leics, the iron trough carries the inscription "GREAT GLEN AD 2000". Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: The pump top carries a panel which reads "APPLEBY & Co, PATENTEES, RENISHAW IRON WORKS, DERBYSHIRE".

Manufacturer: Appleby's

grimston The pump at Grimston, Leics (perhaps not at its original location?). Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. Subsequently it has been suggested that as the handle hangs freely and that there's a stopcock in the spout, this might indicate that the pump has been converted to operate off mains water. As of May 2014 it had been removed for repair, following damage, but by July it was back (see right). Thanks to Mike Woolford for following this up and providing the photo, and to Mary Fenton, Clerk to the Parish Council, for her help.

Markings: A rough-cast possible "CB".

Manufacturer: Unk.
grimston, 2014

gumley Gumley, Leics, carrying a warning not to drink the water.. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.
gumley

Hallaton, Leics See separate page.

halstead Halstead, Leics. Photo Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left, and Mike Woolford for the 2014 update.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
halstead, 2014

wigston parva In the tiny hamlet of Wigston Parva, nr Hinckley, Leics. Photos supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
wigston parva

houghton-on-the-hill, 2015 Houghton-on-the-Hill, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
houghton-on-the-hill, 2015

hungarton A lift and force pump with air vessel at Hungarton, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Husbands Bosworth, Leics See separate page.

Illston-on-the-Hill, Leics See separate page.

keyham A well-presented pump at Keyham, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

kibworth harcourt Kibworth Harcourt, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Kilby, Leics See separate page.

Knipton, Leics See separate page.

Knossington, Leics See separate page.

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At Belgrave Hall, Leicester, Leics.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Leire, Leics See separate page.

long clawson Long Clawson, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

lubenham, 2015 Lubenham, Leics. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

market bosworth Market Bosworth, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left, and Mike Woolford for the one of the shield.

Markings: A corroded shield with "BAMFORD'S FROST PROTETED LIFT PUMP" and what's left of a Bamford's escutcheon.

Manufacturer: Bamford's.

market harborough Market Harborough, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: There's a maker's panel, but it's obscured by multiple coats of paint.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Melton Mowbray, Leics See separate page.

mountsorrel Mountsorrel, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. Made from local granite, it was installed to commemorate Queen Victoria's jubilee. The dragon motif is that of the Earl of Lanesborough of nearby Swithland Hall, who perhaps was the donor.

Markings: The cast iron faceplate carries the date 1887 and a dragon motif.

Manufacturer: Unk.
mountsorrel

nether broughton Nether Broughton, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Newton Harcourt, Leics See separate page.

Newtown Linford, Leics See separate page.

north kilworth, 2015 North Kilworth, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

oaks in charnwood, 2016 A galvanised iron portable lift pump in private hands at Oaks in Charnwood (Charnwood Forest area), Leics. Thanks to David Burton for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Very similar indeed to one offered for sale in an 1895 catalogue published by Harrod's Stores Ltd., Brompton.
oaks in charnwood, 2016 oaks in charnwood, 2016

Osgathorpe, Leics See separate page.

Queniborough, Leics See separate page.

rotherby, 2017 Just off the main street in Rotherby, this one was in a bad state until local craftsman Alan Odom was given the contract to restore it. He has now (2017) written up the project. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo, immediately right, showing the pump as it was at some point before 2016, after the pump had been hit by a vehicle, and to Mike Woolford for the photo, far right, showing the further deterioration that had set in by September 2016.

Markings: None on the lead pump itself, but a plaque has now been fixed to the casing which reads "Rotherby Pump", and on the support at the bottom of the pump it reads "AO MMXVI".

Manufacturer: Unk.
rotherby rotherby, 2016

Sewstern, Leics See separate page.

shawell, 2014 Shawell, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None .

Manufacturer: Unk.

shearsby Shearsby, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None .

Manufacturer: Unk.

Slawston, Leics See separate page.

Somerby, Leics See separate page.

south kilworth South Kilworth, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None .

Manufacturer: Unk.

swinford, 2014 Swinford, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: "NO4".

Manufacturer: Unk.

swithland Swithland, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

thorpe satchville Thorpe Satchville, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left, and to Mike Woolford for re-visiting in 2014 (see right). Some effort has been put into tidying up the groundworks.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
thorpe satchville, 2014

Thurnby, Leics See separate page.

tilton on the hill Tilton-on-the-Hill, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

tugby Tugby, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

twycross Twycross, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

twyfordl, 2014 Twyford, Leics. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Waltham-on-the-Wolds, Leics See separate page.

walton Walton, Leics. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

welham Welham, Leics. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. Above the pump is a plaque stating:
MARKET HARBOROUGH
RURAL DISTRICT
COUNCIL

-----------
THIS WATER
IS UNFIT FOR
DRINKING
PURPOSES
BY ORDER
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

woodhouse Pestilence Cottage, Woodhouse, Leics - so called because it was the haven of Thomas Rawlins, who escaped from London in 1665, at the time of the Great Plague, and who out of gratitude established a school in the village. There's something very odd perched on top of the pump - is it a thatched roof, a woolly hat, or maybe a homemade replacement cap turned from wood? Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Woodhouse Eaves, Leics See separate page.

wymeswold At Wymeswold, Leics. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None .

Manufacturer: Unk.

Wymondham, Leics See separate page.

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