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In the Spider garden, Hoveton Hall, at Ashmanhaugh, Norfolk.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

attleborough A renovated wooden pump in Queen's Square, in the centre of Attleborough, Norfolk, with cast iron handle, spout and "basket". It carries a marble plate, inscribed as follows: attleborough
1837 1897
VICTORIA
TO
COMMEMORATE
THE

60TH YEAR
OF
HER MAJESTYS
REIGN.

QUEEN & EMPRESS
ENCLOSED
JUNE, 1897.
THIS TREE PUMP
WAS RENOVATED
TO COMMEMORATE
THE QUEENS
GOLDEN JUBILEE
JUNE 2002
The use of the term "tree pump" is unusual, and I've only found it used elsewhere by the Norfolk Museums & Archaeology Service and on a Hertfordshire website. The best theory I've come across so far is that it's a corruption of "treen pump", where "treen" is an archaic word simply meaning "made of wood".
Markings: None other on the pump, but there's a commemorative Victorian brick behind the pump.

Manufacturer: Unk

Aylsham, Norfolk See separate entry.

baconsthorpe Baconsthorpe, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Bawburgh, Norfolk See separate entry.

Blakeney, Norfolk See separate entry.

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Bracon Ash, Norfolk.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

brancaster Brancaster, Norfolk. A bit of a conundrum as there's no sign of it ever having had a spout. One possibility is that the working barrel is deep underground and the delivery pipe emerged a couple of feet away from the pump top - and that it has been subsequently lost. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: "CORNISH WALSINGHAM".

Manufacturer: Henry/Henery Cornish of Great Walsingham.
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At Brinton Hall, Brinton, Norfolk.

Markings: "APPLEBY & CO. PATENTEES RENISHAW IRON WORKS DERBYSHIRE", plus another plate, indecipherable because of multiple layers of paint, which is probably the installer's nameplate.

Manufacturer: Appleby's.

Burnham Market, Norfolk See separate entry.

cley Cley-next-the-Sea, Norfolk. Pump has a cracked head.

Markings: Flag and "Made in England".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

copy's green, 2015 A large pump at Copy's Green, Norfolk.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

costessey This quite imposing stone monument at a crossroads at Costessey, Norfolk, has a large flywheel at its base and what's clearly a water trough - but no sign of a spout or indeed where there might have been a spout. There's a padlocked access door to the rear. It's recorded as being a 19th century yellow brick obelisk, possibly built by French prisoners of war, on a brick and flint base and surmounted by an urn. An earlier description from 1978 adds that there's an iron wheel on one side and a basin to collect the flow of water. It was apparently dismantled and rebuilt with original materials in 1981, and I wonder if that's when the spout or any evidence that there was once a spout, was lost.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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cringleford A large pump surmounted by a crown at the junction of Newmarket Rd and Keswick Rd in Cringleford, Norfolk. This and a practically identical one just down the road at Hethersett were installed in the early 19th Century by the Turnpike Trustees, and were used "to provide water for experiments in roadmaking as well as for laying the dust".

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Shalders.

deopham, 2014 This one at Deopham, Norfolk, is in working condition. Thanks to Daron Everett for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photograph.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

dersingham Dersingham, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

downham market Near Rouses Lane, up on the Howdale, Downham Market, Norfolk, this is what remains of their old Town Pump, removed from the Market Place. The internal workings have all been lost, as have some of the stone blocks and the stone cross which was once on the top. In the Market Place today stands a modern drinking fountain, the design of which nicely reflects the shape of this original pump, and which carries a plaque inscribed as follows: An old photograph exists of the pump in use in its original position.
The Town Pump

The original town pump stood in the Market Place until 1935, when J Long & Sons stone masons moved the structure to the Howdale. The obelisk form of the pump is thought to date from the 1800's, but a water supply point must have existed at this location for hundreds of years. Reputedly the water was still good in the 1930's. The gully carrying the waste water from the pump was allegedly used by Nelson to sail his paper boats; a story that is celebrated on the town sign.
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

east rudham In the village of East Rudham, Norfolk, on a small green behind the Crown Inn. Cap looks to be a replacement.
Markings: Two small holes on the pump head might have once carried a name plate, but now lost.

Manufacturer: Unk.

east tuddenham East Tuddenham, Norfolk. This pump has wooden cladding very similar to that on the pump just down the road at Honingham.

Markings: None visible, as pump is completely encased.

Manufacturer: Unk

easton This one's at Easton, Norfolk.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

edgefield Edgefield, Norfolk. Thanks to Helen Moore for the photo.

Markings: Not visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk

freethorpe Under a nicely-restored shelter which also houses a clock, at Freethorpe, Norfolk. Photograph supplied by Gareth Hughes - thanks, Gareth. A nearby plaque records the good works of the lord of the manor and his wife - who also established the local almshouses and restored the village church:
THIS
PUMP HOUSE
AND
CLOCK TOWER
ERECTED BY
RICHARD HENRY & HARRIET VADE WALPOLE
A.D. 1879
Markings: None discernible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

gorleston on sea Admiral Duncan's Pump at Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. A nearby plaque reads: gorleston on sea gorleston on sea
 ADMIRAL DUNCAN'S PUMP
THE WELL IN WHICH THIS PUMP STANDS WAS SUNK
BY THE DIRECTION OF ADMIRAL LORD DUNCAN IN
1797 FOR THE PURPOSE OF WATERING H.M.VESSELS
UNDER HIS COMMAND AND WAS THEN USED BY THE
ROYAL NAVY THROUGHOUT THE NAPOLEONIC WARS.
Markings: Some indistinct words on the barrel which are reportedly "J CORPIN" and "TOBYN".

Manufacturer: Not yet identified.

great bircham Great Bircham, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

Great Massingham, Norfolk See separate entry.

Great Walsingham, Norfolk See separate entry.

Great Yarmouth, Norfolk See separate entry.

Gressenhall, Norfolk See separate entry.

guestwick green A prominent air vessel on this one at Guestwick Green, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo on the left.

Markings: None visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: Unk
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haddiscoe A very distinctive small pump at Haddiscoe, Norfolk. Thanks to Joan Deane for the photos.

Markings: Wording on the dome which might be "PAT 2C 138260", or "PAT NO 138260" or other variation, and which is clearly a patent number. There's an "OK" on the handle.

Manufacturer: Almost certainly Joseph Evans. Their 1927 catalogue offers their patented "OK" diaphragm pumps which, although not identical to this one, are very similar indeed.
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hempnall, 2014 Hempnall, Norfolk. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

hempstead, 2014 Near Hempstead (the one near Holt), Norfolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: None visible at a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk

hempton, 2015 On the green at Hempton, Norfolk.

Markings: "J. TYLOR & SONS" on the triangular cap.

Manufacturer: J. Tylor.
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Hethersett, Norfolk See separate entry.

hickling At Hickling Nature Reserve, nr Hickling, Norfolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

Holkham, Norfolk See separate entry.

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A classic plank-mounted pump, complete with air vessel, in a tumbledown hut near the old station at Honing, Norfolk.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk
  
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honingham The pump at Honingham, Norfolk, has wooden cladding very similar to that at East Tuddenham. It carries a brass plaque with the inscription:
TO COMMEMORATE
THE CORONATION OF
KING EDWARD VII
AND
QUEEN ALEXANDRA
AUGUST 1902
Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk

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Nice detailed view of a tiny pitcher pump at Horsey, Norfolk.

Markings: "8" visible in the photo, a Lion on the other side and probably - but not discernible - the maker's name on the top.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans

hunstanton Hunstanton, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

kimberley A no-frills, rudimentary pump on the village green at Kimberley, Norfolk.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

king's lynn, 2014 At the almshouses, King's Lynn, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: None, although there's a nearby memorial stone.

Manufacturer: Unk.

lenwade Lenwade, Norfolk, minus its handle. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus of Germany.

litcham Litcham, Norfolk. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

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A triple throw pump next to the mill at Little Cressingham, Norfolk. Further information states that it is a Bramah pump, c. 1800, and a photograph at this website also shows that it has an air vessel attached to its outlet pipe.

Markings: Reportedly a label which includes the word "LONDON".

Manufacturer: Apparently Joseph Bramah & Sons of London.

little walsingham This ancient pump house is in the centre of Little Walsingham, Norfolk. The wooden door is locked, and not much can be seen externally of the remains of the pump, other than an iron spout and a long iron handle, pivoted at the top to swing horizontally, and strapped down to a wooden post. A metal plaque is fixed to the low wall surrounding the pumphouse, inscribed: little walsingham
"THE PUMP"

THIS BUILDING WAS ERECTED SHORTLY AFTER THE
DESTRUCTION OF THE GREAT AUGUSTINIAN PRIORY
IN 1538. MONASTIC STONE AND BRICK WERE USED IN ITS
CONSTRUCTION. THE WELL SUPPLIED WATER TO A LARGE
PART OF THE VILLAGE.

THE ORIGINAL SLENDER PINNACLE WAS BROKEN OFF AS A
RESULT OF CELEBRATIONS TO MARK THE RELIEF OF
MAFEKING DURING THE BOER WAR IN MAY 1900 AND
LATER REPLACED BY THE BRAZIER WHICH IS LIT TO
CELEBRATE MAJOR EVENTS.      A.D.2000
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk  

long stratton Long Stratton, Norfolk.

Markings: Possible Lion.

Manufacturer: Possibly Joseph Evans.

ludham Ludham, Norfolk. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

marlingford Marlingford, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

morston By the roadside at Morston, Norfolk, the pump has a hole in its barrel.

Markings: Lion and 4" [an unusually large bore for such a small pump].

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

mulbarton By the mere at Mulbarton, Norfolk.

Markings: Flag and "3IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

narborough Narborough, Norfolk. Thanks to Dave Boulton for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

new buckenham A wooden pump in Chapel St., New Buckenham, Norfolk.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

north elmham This one at North Elmham, Norfolk, has a couple of struts supporting the casing. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

nordelph, 2014 Nordelph, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Norwich, Norfolk See separate entry.

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Overstrand, Norfolk.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Reepham, Norfolk See separate entry.

ringstead Ringstead, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

rougham At Rougham, Norfolk. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. The sturdy wood-framed shelter carries a carved wooden inscription: "1830 M.N 1890". This inscription almost certainly refers to Marianne North, 1830-1890, a descendant of Roger North KC (1653-1734), the sixth son of the 4th Baron North and who retired to Rougham. She was a much-travelled botanical painter who, in 1879, commissioned a gallery at Kew Gardens to house over 800 of her oil paintings. The Marianne North Pavilion is open to the public - and well worth a visit. rougham
The concrete base carries the roughly carved initials "FKN" and a date, 1940. This could well refer to F. K. North, one-time Chancellor of the Diocese of Norfolk.
 Markings: "Cornish" on the pump top.

Manufacturer: Henery Cornish of Great Walsingham.

shelfanger An unusual make, complete with air vessel, in Shelfanger, Norfolk. The spout is fitted with a connection for a hosepipe.

Markings: "terpo"; A1100-2-01 and a 9 within a circle on the handle fulcrum; A1100-1-12, a 9 within a circle, and a 2 on the handle; and another partially obscured number ending with 0 2 08 and a 9 within a circle on the flange.

Manufacturer: Terpo - but who is Terpo? I hazard a guess that it's not British.

shernborne Shernborne, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

shipdham Letton Rd., Shipdham, Norfolk. Thanks to Daron Everett for the photo.

Markings: Reportedly "Godwin".

Manufacturer: Godwin's of Quenington, Cirencester.

south creake South Creake, Norfolk. The village website reported that it had been refurbished in 2011.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

south pickenham, 2014 This one at South Pickenham, Norfolk, seems to be well-embedded in concrete - with no sign of a spout. Thanks to Daron Everett for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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sparham Sparham, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: The enclosed pump casing carries the name "CLIMAX", and has a plate attached, reading "A W BARNHAM ENGINEER WALSINGHAM NORFOLK.

Manufacturer: Thomas & Son of Worcester, and A.W.Barnham was probably the supplier/installer.
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stiffkey, 2014 A beautifully restored, and working, pump at Stiffkey, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hatton for the photos.

Markings: Lion and "MADE IN ENGLAND".

Manufacturer: It's a Joseph Evans "York" Cottage Pump.

stody Nicely decorated lead rat's tail pump at Stody Lodge, Stody, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: Cherubs, Basket of Plenty and "1773".

Manufacturer: Unk.
  
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stow bedon, 2016 Just visible at Stow Bedon, Norfolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

strumpshaw At Strumpshaw Steam Museum, Strumpshaw, Norfolk. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: Lion and "MADE IN ENGLAND".

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

swannington The village pump under its thatched shelter at Swannington, Norfolk - thanks to John Hurst for the photos. It carries two panels, one which reads "In loving memory of HASTINGS PARKER placed here by his wife for the use of those whom he loved so well 1888", and the other reads "In loving memory of ELIZABETH R. R. D. PARKER, Lady of the manor of Swanington Widow of HASTINGS PARKER she died march 8th 1907 in her 101st year Beloved by all" [sic]. Apparently she gave £300 to the Parish in order to maintain the pump. Around the inside, under the roof, is a carved inscription:  swannington swannington swannington
JESUS answered and said unto her
Whosever drinketh of this water shall thirst again
But whosoever drinketh of the water that
I shall give him shall never thirst.
From various indistinct photos I've found, the wooden frame is probably original, but there's confusing evidence to show that the pump was at some stage - perhaps originally - protected by wooden shingles. A photo dated 1902 shows thatching, whereas another which is thought to date from the 1930s features tiles. By 2001 it was certainly thatched again. At one stage a small separate pump was installed in front of the original one, but that's been removed again now.
Markings: None other .

Manufacturer: Unk.

thorpe abbotts On the village green at Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Handle works, but no water. Unusual in its having a tap affixed to its spout, with the name "CLIMAX ENGLAND". Three separate inscriptions provide ample evidence of it being well looked after in years gone by, but it's starting to rust now, and needs a touch of TLC: thorpe abbotts
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
OF THE MUNIFICENT GIFT OF THIS
WELL, TO THE PARISH OF
THORPE ABBOTTS,
BY EDWARD E. KAY, ESQ
THIS INSCRIPTION IS AFFIXED
BY THE INHABITANTS
OCTOBER, 1867.
IN GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
to
DR. F. N. KAY MENZIES
for his kindness and generosity in
restoring this Well at his own expense
This Inscription is affixed by the
Inhabitants of this Village

DECEMBER - 1924  
THORPE ABBOTTS VILLAGE
PUMP CANOPY
RESTORED IN 1979
BY THE PEOPLE OF THIS PARISH
COST OF MATERIALS
BORNE BY THE PARISH COUNCIL  
Markings: Lion trademark.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans  

tivetshall An interesting combination at the Old Ram Inn, on the A140 near Tivetshall St Mary, Norfolk. The cast iron pump is a common one, but it's fixed to the rare remains of an ancient wooden pump. The inn dates back to the 17th Century - so how old is the wooden pump?

Markings on cast iron pump: Flag and "All British Made".

Manufacturer of cast iron pump: Lee Howl

trunch, 2016 This pump at Trunch, Norfolk, is interesting, especially regarding the relatively late date for a wooden pump - and indeed that it replaced an iron one. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos. There was a tentative plan back in 2014 to restore it, but apparently nothing has yet come of the plan. It carries the following notice: trunch, 2016
 TRUNCH TOWN PUMP
THIS PUMP WAS ERECTED IN 1922
TO REPLACE AN EARLIER IRON PUMP
INSTALLED IN 1896 OVER THE EXISTING
60 FOOT DEEP VILLAGE WELL.
THE OCTAGONAL BARREL
WAS BORED AND SAWN IN THE VILLAGE
FROM THREE 25 FOOT TREE TRUNKS
TAKEN FROM FELBRIGG WOODS.
THE SECTIONS WERE JOINTED
TOGETHER USING A MIXTURE OF FAT
AND RESIN TO PROVIDE A SEAL.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: It can't currently be proven, but it's highly likely to have been made and installed by Bullens of Trunch.

Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk See separate entry.

wood dalling Wood Dalling, Norfolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Lion and "MADE IN ENGLAND".

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

woodbastwick This flywheel and crank pump is on the green at Woodbastwick, Norfolk. You can just make out the twin-throw mechanism underneath the wooden boxing and there's also evidence of a probable second spout at higher level (not shown in the images). Photos supplied by Gareth Hughes - thanks, Gareth - who reports that the wooden beams of the shelter are inscribed: woodbastwick
In Memoriam Marguerite Tournois Dec 19th 1888
Markings: None other visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

worstead, 2014 The pump and well at Worstead, Norfolk. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "3IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Wymondham, Norfolk See separate entry.

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