Oxfordshire

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abingdon, 2014 At the Long Alley Almshouses in Abingdon, Oxon. The original almshouses were established in the 1400s, and from 1553 to this day they have been run by "Christ's Hospital of Abingdon", a registered charity, and this name is reflected on the pump. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos.

Markings: "CHRIST HOSP 1716", two columns and three fleurs de lis (lys?) embossed on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.
abingdon, 2014

alkerton In Well Lane, Alkerton, Oxon, this pump has a nasty crack running the length of the Pump Top.

Markings: Flag and "3 IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

alvescot Tucked away in Alvescot, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: Flag and roundel.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

ambrosden, 2017 Ambrosden, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag and roundel.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Ardley, Oxon See separate page.

bampton A chain pump on a farm near Bampton, Oxon.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

baulking On the goose green - a large field - in the lonely village of Baulking, Oxon. Handle missing.

Markings: "Warners", on one side of the spout, and "London" on the other.


Manufacturer: John Warner & Son, Crescent Foundry, Cripplegate, London.  
baulking
baulking 

Benson, Oxon See separate page.

Berrick Salome, Oxon See separate page.

binsey, 2015 Near St. Margaret of Antioch Church, Binsey, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

bix, 2014 An interesting structure at Bix, Oxon, where the pump draws water via an exposed downpipe from a brick-lined open reservoir. Local information recounts that it was built around 1895. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos.

A stone tablet is inscribed:

bix, 2014 bix, 2014
THIS VICTORIAN
WATER TANK AND PUMP
WERE RESTORED ON THE
OCCASION OF THE
GOLDEN JUBILEE
OF
HM QUEEN ELIZABETH II
2002
Markings: The barrel carries an indecipherable mark.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Bladon, Oxon See separate page.

Bloxham, Oxon See separate page.

britwell salome, 2015 In a field at Britwell Salome, Oxon. Where did/does the delivery pipe lead? Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

buckland Buckland, Oxon.

Markings: None visible from a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

burcot Burcot, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None visible from a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Chalgrove, Oxon See separate page.

charlbury Outside the Bull Inn, Charlbury, Oxon.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

charney bassett, 2015 Charney Bassett, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible at a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

chilton Chilton, Oxon. A plaque carries the words "Restored in 2004 by Chilton Parish Council with support from U.K.A.E.A".

Markings: "AF 01" on the crank bearings and "1½" on the delivery pipe flange.

Manufacturer: Unk.

cholsey A lift and force pump at Cholsey, Oxon, originally used to fill a water tank for sheep. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo and to Steve Bitmead, on whose land it is situated.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk, although the handle looks like a typical Warner's pattern.

church enstone, 2014 Church Enstone, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

claydon, 2015 Claydon, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "3½".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

clifton hampden In the Barley Mow at Clifton Hampden, Oxon, the pump has no operating rod. Thanks to Letty Seaton for spotting the pump and to Mike Woolford for the extra photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
cliftonhampden

Coleshill, Oxon See separate page.

Cogges, Oxon See separate page.

Combe, Oxon See separate page.

Cropredy, Oxon See separate page.

crowmarsh gifford Two oddly-located pumps at Crowmarsh Gifford, Oxon. Photos supplied by Michael Woolford - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.
crowmarsh gifford

deddington, 2016 Deddington, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: A "LONDON" can just be made out on the spout.

Manufacturer: Probably J. Warners of London.

denchworth Denchworth, Oxon.

Markings: "H. J. GODWIN LTD QUENINGTON GLOS ENGLAND" and V100D on barrel. V101 on cap, V103 on spout.

Manufacturer: Godwin of Quenington.

drayton, 2015 Drayton, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: Possible " -22" on the barrel.

Manufacturer: Very much like the "NP" pump manufactured by Sigma (see similar model at Ipsden, below).

duns tew, 2014 Duns Tew, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl..

east challow East Challow, Oxon. It seems that the pump has subsequently had something of a makeover - see the image to the right, dated 2016.

Markings: "S. OWENS & CO ENGINEERS LONDON" on the pump head.

Manufacturer: Owens of London.
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East Hendred, Oxon See separate page.

Ewelme, Oxon See separate page.

fernham A nicely restored pump and shelter at Fernham, Oxon.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

foscot  In the hamlet of Foscot, Oxon.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Looks like a standard Joseph Evans design.

Fringford, Oxon See separate page.

garsington Garsington, Oxon. Thanks to Michael Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

glympton Glympton, Oxon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

goring heath At Anutts Almshouses, Goring Heath, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos.

Markings: Floral embellishments on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.
goring heath

great coxwell Almost buried at Great Coxwell, Oxon!

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Great Haseley, Oxon See separate page.

Great Milton, Oxon See separate page.

hanwell, 2017 Hanwell, Oxon. A few years ago there was much discussion within the local council regarding the re-installation of this pump - and the problem was clearly resolved. Thanks to Simon Minney for the photos. The nearby plaque records: hanwell, 2017
Donated by
N. & J. Arnold
2009
Markings: Flag and "3½"

Manufacturer: Lee Howl. 
 

hethe Outside the Whitmore Arms, at Hethe, Oxon. Photo supplied by Michael - thanks, Michael.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk. 
 

holwell Holwell, Oxfordshire. Photo supplied by John Ward - thanks, John.

Markings: Tucked behind the pump top is the word "Burford".

Manufacturer: Probably W. Hemming, of Burford.

hook norton Hook Norton, Oxfordshire. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: The "grenade" counterweight looks like a Joseph Evans model.

ipsden Ipsden, Oxfordshire. Thanks to Michael Woolford for the photo, and Alan Murray-Rust for further information as to the markings.

Markings: A trident, "NP75" and "GN 112220" on the barrel. Possibly "S910 78" on the spout and an indistinct mark on the handle.

Manufacturer: Sigma.

islip Islip, Oxfordshire. Thanks to Michael Woolford for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "3" (possibly "3½")

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

kencot There's a very nasty crack in this pump at Kencot, Oxfordshire. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo. A plaque above the pump with the letters "I.M." (In Memoriam?) carries some intertwined monograms, ("CEL" + "ECL"?); "October 1897", and the inscription:
"JESUS SAID, WHOSEVER DRINKETH
OF THIS WATER SHALL THIRST AGAIN;
BUT WHOSOEVER DRINKETH OF THE
WATER THAT I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL
NEVER THIRST; BUT THE WATER THAT
I SHALL GIVE HIM SHALL BE IN HIM A
WELL OF WATER SPRINGING UP INTO
EVERLASTING LIFE." John, IV:13.14.
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Kingham, Oxon See separate page.

kings sutton, 2017 King's Sutton, Oxon. Thanks to Paul Minney for the photo.

Markings: None visible.


Manufacturer: Unk. 
 

launton Launton, Oxon. Photo supplied by Michael - thanks, Michael.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk. 
 

ledwell  ledwell  Ledwell, Oxon. A small pump, and from the shiny state of its handle it has been much-used in the past, but no longer working. Set next to a large Cotswold Stone well. As of March 2014 the pump was missing.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl. 

letcombe regis What's left of the pump at Letcombe Regis, Oxon.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.

lewknor Lewknor, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None.


Manufacturer: Unk.

little coxwell Well done, Little Coxwell, Oxon. As of 2013 they've renovated their pump and brought it back to full working condition. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the new photo on the left. Up to at least 1925 there was a wooden-boxed pump there, and here's another view of it. By the 1950s there was reportedly no pump there at all, so at some earlier stage effort must have been made to re-instate it.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
little coxwell

little milton Two pumps in Little Milton, Oxon. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo on the left and Mike Woolford for the one on the right.

Markings: A whole bunch of vaguely floral embellishments, roughly cast.

Manufacturer: These pumps are offerd by a number of Chinese manufacturers and their agents.
little milton

Long Hanborough, Oxon See separate page.

longcot Under a wooden shelter on the village green at Longcot, Oxfordshire.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus, of Germany.

marcham, 2015 A semi-clad lead rat's tail pump at Marcham, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

marsh baldon, 2015 Marsh Baldon, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Probably Puteus.

milcombe Set back from the road at Milcombe, Oxon.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

mixbury This corroded pump in Mixbury, Oxon, seems to have turned its back to the road. Photo supplied by Michael - thanks, Michael.

Markings: Flag, and 3 ½.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

nettlebed Nettlebed, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None discernible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

newton purcell, 2016 The pump at Newton Purcell, Oxon, seems to be neatly-lagged, but on closer inspection it's more likely that it was a repair job on a cracked barrel - the top end of the crack can be seen above the repair. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

north leigh, 2016 North Leigh, Oxon. Thanks to Bryan Woolford for the photo. On the back of the wooden plank there's an inscription: north leigh
THIS VILLAGE PUMP
WAS
RESTORED AND PRESENTED
BY

PAT LANGFORD
AND INSTALLED
DURING THE SOLAR ECLIPSE
AUGUST 11TH 1999
Markings: "MADE IN ENGLAND" and, just visible, a minute part of a flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

North Newington, Oxon See separate page.

nuffield, 2015 Nuffield Place (NT), Nuffield, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: Flag, "NO2" and "MADE IN ENGLAND".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Nuneham Courtenay, Oxon See separate page.

Over Norton, Oxon See separate page.

Oxford, Oxon See separate page. 

Rotherfield Greys, Oxon See separate page.

rousham, 2014 Within the grounds of Rousham Park, Rousham, Oxfordshire. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: "THE SAFETY WATER ELEVATOR CO WORKS DUNSTABLE".

Manufacturer: The Safety Water Elevator Company.
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Shilton, Oxon See separate page.

Shrivenham, Oxon See separate page.

sibford gower Sibford Gower, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: "P" in a hexagon.

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus of Germany.

souldern Souldern, Oxon. Photo supplied by Michael Burgess - thanks, Michael.

Markings: Flag, and 3 ½.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

stadhampton Stadhampton, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Taynton, Oxon See separate page.

tetsworth, 2015 A badly-cracked example at Tetsworth, Oxon, now (2016) hidden behind a newly-built brick wall. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

tiddington, 2016 Tiddington, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Floral decoration on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.
tiddington, 2016

tootbaldon A lift & force pump at Toot Balden, Oxon, complete with air vessel. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Towersey, Oxon See separate page.

tubney Tubney, Oxfordshire. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

upper arncott On the green at Upper Arncott, Oxfordshire. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Lion, "Made in England" and a slightly obliterated "RD NO. 46671".

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

upper wardington, 2014 Upper Wardington, Oxfordshire. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

wallingford, 2014 Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos.

Markings: The lead tank is embellished with a crown, two classical columns, the initials "IB" and the date "1794".

Manufacturer: Unk.
wallingford, 2014

wantage At the almshouses in Eagle Close, Wantage, Oxfordshire, the old pump housing carries the date 1867. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo on the left.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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warborough Warborough, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the initial photo and to David Tole for confirming the maker's marks.

Markings: Flag and "Made in England".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Wardington, Oxon See separate page.

waterperry, 2016 Waterperry, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "MADE IN ENGLAND".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

weston-on-the-green A lift and force pump at Weston-on-the-Green, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

whitchurch hill, 2017 Whitchurch Hill, Oxon. Thanks to Mike Woodford for the photo.

Markings: "NP" and "75".

Manufacturer: Possibly Kovoplast.
whitchurch hill, 2017

williamscot, 2015 Williamscot, Oxon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

witney, 2014 Witney, Oxon (the meerkats are probably a later addition). Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Wroxton, Oxon See separate page.

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