Staffordshire

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alstonefield Alstonefield, Staffs. A noticeboard by the nearby Green Well states that during dry summers very strict rationing was introduced, the pump locked up and the villagers only allowed to collect water at certain times of the day. The noticeboard carries an old photograph of the pump, showing that it was wood-boxed during its working life. Mains water came to the village in 1957.

Markings: Carries a hard-to-read Bamford's shield.

Manufacturer: Bamford's of Uttoxeter.
  

baldwins gate Near Baldwin's Gate, Staffs, on an estate which once belonged to Josiah Wedgewood. Thanks to Joyce Roberts for the photo.

Markings: Lion, just discernible.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

bishopswood At Boscobel House, Bishop's Wood, Staffs. Photo supplied by Joan Deane - thanks, Joan.

Markings: Indistinct roundel with the word "Wolverhampton" just discernible.

Manufacturer: It's an early Joseph Evans trademark.

Brewood, Staffs See separate page.

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A standard Joseph Evans pump which seems well-looked after, in Church Eaton, Staffs.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

ellastone, 2017 Ellastone, Staffs. Thanks to Marcus Simms for the photo.

Markings: Flag, "MADE IN ENGLAND", and "3".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

hopwas, 2014 Hopwas, Staffs. Thanks to Alan Murray-Rust for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

ipstones Ipstones, Staffs.The markings on the barrel - see opposite - positively identify this pump as a Bamford's "Strong Lift Pump for Wells", for wells 27 to 90 ft deep. Their old catalogue also states that it used a wooden operating rod (for lightness of weight). The 20.X means that it has a 3" bore, and it was offered for sale at £6. Behind the pump is an inscribed stone: ipstones
 THIS SMALL PLOT OF LAND
WAS GIVEN BY
T. BRANDON,
ROCHDALE
MARCH 1ST 1876.
Markings: On barrel, a shield with "988[? - hard to read] MARK 20.X", and another shield with "BAMFORD'S UNIVERSAL DEEP WELL PUMP" and an inter-twined "BU".

Manufacturer: Bamford's.

Keele, Staffs See separate page.

lichfield This ancient edifice is in the grounds of Lichfield Cathedral, Staffs. Photos by John Hurst - thanks, John - who managed to poke his lens through the handle slot to get a look at the linkage at the top of the operating rod, disappearing into the lead barrel. I've read elsewhere that it was erected in 1786 to replace an earlier one which was originally built in 1259, and another brick built one was added nearby in 1803. It remained in use until 1969, even though mains water had been introduced in 1876.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
lichfield

Millmeece, Staffs See separate page.

newborough Newborough, Staffs. Photo supplied by Norman Elkins - thanks, Norman. This is one of the wells which are involved in well-dressing at a certain time of the year.

Markings: "R.R & W.MILES, LEOMINSTER".

Manufacturer: Richard Rees Miles and his brother William, of Leominster.
  

newcastle under lyme Not a lot of pump at St. Giles Church, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffs. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

rolleston Rolleston-on-Dove, Staffs. Thanks to Alan Murray-Rust for the photo.

Markings: None

Manufacturer: Unk.
  

sandon Sandon, Staffs. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: Lion

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
  

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Stanton, Staffs.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.
  

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The pump and green at Copmere End, nr Sugnall, Staffs, was apparently restored in 2003.

Markings: Looks like a Bamford's shield.

Manufacturer: prob Bamford's.
  

tamworth At Tamworth Castle, Tamworth, Staffs. Thanks to Bob Stanley for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

walton-on-the-hill Hidden away by the side of the road in the (thankfully-bypassed) old village of Walton-on-the Hill, Staffs.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

waterfall Waterfall, Staffs.

Markings: The pump carries a manufacturer's nameplate but the words are obliterated by multiple layers of paint.

Manufacturer: Probably Appleby's.
  

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