Suffolk

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aldringham This one's in Aldringham, Suffolk. Photo supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans
  

aldeburgh A rather grand pump by the side of the Town Steps, Aldeburgh, Suffolk. It carries a plaque with the inscription: aldeburgh, 2010
 GARRETT & SON
MANUFACTURERS
LEISTON
SAXMUNDHAM
18 SUFFOLK 40
Nearby is an old dedication stone carrying the words:
 THIS PUMP
WAS ERECTED FOR
THE USE OF THE
INHABITANTS OF
ALDEBURGH BY
W R JAMES
1840
Thanks to Sarah Harrison for the photo on the right, and the extra information "William Rhodes James, who lived at Wyndham House in Aldeburgh, was the grandfather of the ghost story writer Montague Rhodes James, also Provost of King's and then of Eton.

Apparently there's now also a slate plaque in front of the pump step. (Must return and take another look). It reads:
The Town Pump
Erected in 1840
for the use of
the inhabitants of
Aldeburgh.
Restored by
the Aldeburgh Society 2007
Markings: None further.

Manufacturer: Garrett & Sons.

ampton Ampton, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

Assington, Suffolk See separate page.

bedingfield The pump at Bedingfield Street, nr Bedingfield, Suffolk, has a well taped-down handle. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

beyton On the green at Beyton, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: Climax 89-26 on the barrel.

Manufacturer: Thomas & Son of Worcester.

blaxhall This one's in the village of Blaxhall, Suffolk, well-hidden behind a hedge, in the YHA car park.

Markings: Climax 69-26.

Manufacturer: Thomas & Son of Worcester.

boyton, 2015 At Warner's Almshouses, Boyton, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo. (And there's a red firebell mounted on the other side of the pump - surely this must be unique?)

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

bredfield, 2015 The pump at Bredfield, Suffolk, sited under a wrought iron canopy, is surmounted by a crown and carries finger-signs indicating neighbouring villages. The village has a long reputation for producing wrought iron, examples of which can be found all over East Anglia. The photo on the right, provided by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike - showed that the canopy was damaged by a car in 2011, but Bob Taylor's photo, on the left - thanks, Bob - confirms that it was repaired by 2015.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl
bredfield

bungay Sadly, the town pump in the centre of Bungay, Suffolk, was removed in 1933. What remains, though, is a delightful lead panel which must have adorned the original pump. It is inscribed:
  M   K.
T           R.
18             12.

And features an embossed scene comprising a flock of six sheep, a shepherd with his crook sitting against a tree and sharing his food with a begging dog.
Beneath the lead panel is a memorial stone which records the removal of the pump and the building of the current structure, the Black Dog standard (with its own legend). It is inscribed:
 BUILT IN 1933 ON THE
SITE OF THE OLD TOWN PUMP ERECTED IN 1812
BY MATTHIAS KERRISON TOWN REEVE
Which explains the MK. and TR. on the lead panel. Originally there was a corn cross at this location but it was removed in 1810 and the proceeds of the sale of its materials used to pay for the sinking of a well and the erection of the pump. Matthias Kerrison (1742-1827), the town reeve at this period, made his fortune through the development of the Staithe Navigation, upon which Bungay depended for its thriving trade in corn, coal and wood.

burgate great green The wooden-boxed pump at Burgate Great Green, Suffolk, is surrounded by iron railings - possibly originally to keep grazing animals away. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

bury st edmunds, 2015 Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

Cavendish, Suffolk See separate page.

chattisham, 2016 A rare example at Chattisham, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: The maker's plate is a typical pattern used by the company, but any wording has corroded away.

Manufacturer: The Safety Water Elevator Company of Dunstable.
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cowlinge, 2014 Lambfair Green, near Cowlinge, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

culford, 2014 Culford, Suffolk. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: It's clearly a Climax pump by Thomas & Son of Worcester.

Darsham, Suffolk See separate page.

debenham Debenham, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo. A small brass panel, which probably records the renovation, is inscribed:
J R Brown & Co
Artesian Well Engineers
28/32 Burrell Road
Ipswich
Markings: Some difficult to decipher letters on the handle.

Manufacturer: Unk.
  

denston, 2014 Denston, Suffolk. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Dunwich,
Suffolk
See separate page.

Earl Soham,
Suffolk
See separate page.

East Bergholt, Suffolk See separate page.

edwardstone, 2014 Edwardstone, Suffolk - with a big crack in its cap. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk

elmsett, 2016 Elmsett, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk

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In the watermill at Euston, Suffolk, the pump is driven via a cam and lever arrangement. At the back of the photograph there's an air vessel to even out the flow of water, and the outlet seems to disappear down through the wooden floor.

Markings: Not visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

eye Eye, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Felsham, Suffolk See separate page.

Framlingham, Suffolk See separate page.

framsden Framsden, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
  

fressingfield On the green at Fressingfield, Suffolk, next to the War Memorial. Known as the "Low Pump", it's the only survivor of two that used to be in the village. Handle works: no water. There's an inscription that reads:
THIS PUMP WAS RESTORED
IN JUNE 1978 IN MEMORY
OF ALAN INGRAM WHO
LOVED THIS VILLAGE
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk 

great green, 2014 Great Green, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

great livermere The villagers of Great Livermere, Suffolk, have very successfully re-instated their village pump with assistance from the St Edmundsbury Borough Council Rural Areas Community Initiatives Fund. A photograph of the pump that was here in about 1930 shows that it was wood-boxed. It's my guess that the new pump has been salvaged from elsewhere and modified for village green use - and the existence of the pint mug on a string suggests that the water is of drinking quality!

Markings: Any barrel markings are hidden by the wooden boxing.

Manufacturer: Unk
great livermere

Grundisburgh, Suffolk See separate page.

hadleigh A smartly-painted cast iron pump in the Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk, sporting a coat of arms which was awarded to the Town in 1618, and described as: "azure a chevron erminoise between three woolsacks argent". And the crest "on a helm a wreath or and azure, a mount vert thereon a lamb standing argent holding a banner azure with a woolsack argent, the staff or mantled argent doubled gules, tasselled or". Got that? Photo supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Ransomes Ipswich.

Manufacturer: Ransomes.

halesworth Large stone pump in the market place in Halesworth, Suffolk.

Markings: "Restored 1983".

Manufacturer: Unk

hartest, 2016 This pump in Hartest, Suffolk, was refurbished by the local council and unveiled by Terry Waite as part of the Queen's 90th birthday celebrations on 11 June 2016. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.
The details of the company who did the work are prominently displayed, along with a notice that the water is not fit to drink.
Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

haughley Very smart wooden boxing to the pump in Haughley, Suffolk. Photo supplied by Bob Hale - thanks, Bob. And a 2015 update, see right.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk
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heveningham Heveningham, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo on the left. By 2015 the pump had been given a smart new coat of paint - see right.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
  
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Horringer, Suffolk See separate page.

holton st. mary 2016 Holton St. Mary, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos.

Markings: "CLIMAX" and a part number, possibly "29-28".

Manufacturer: It's a very distinctive Climax pump by Thomas & Son of Worcester.
holton st. mary, 2016

homersfield A wooden boxed pump under a thatched roof, in front of a crescent of thatched cottages in the Suffolk village of Homersfield. Barnfield Cottages were designed by Maurice Chesterton and built in 1925-27 by the Flixton estate for retired estate workers.

Markings: Couldn't get close enough to check.

Manufacturer: Unk

Ipswich, Suffolk See separate page.

ixworth Easy to miss down a short lane off the High St., Ixworth, Suffolk, this pump is just about identical to one in St. Lawrence, Isle of Wight.

Markings: "Warners" on the handle, and Warners London around the top of the cap.

Manufacturer: John Warner, London

kedington, 2015 Kedington, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

kersey Kersey, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

knodishall On the common at Knodishall, Suffolk. Photo supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

laxfield, 2015 An ancient pump on an ancient post at Laxfield, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike & Gill Tovey for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

leiston, 2014 In a back garden at Leiston, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: Flag and (highly corroded) "PARAGON". There's also a roundel in the casting, just above the trademark, but the contents are indecipherable.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Lidgate, Suffolk See separate page.

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Tucked away in the rear courtyard of Kesgrave Hall, Little Bealings, Suffolk. The mansion was built in 1812 and is now a hotel, having been an RAF and USAF base, St Edmunds School and a company HQ.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

long melford A semi-rotary at Kentwell Hall, Long Melford, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: "PARAGON", "SEMI-ROTARY", "No2" , "PUMP" and a roundel possible with "Made in England".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

magpie green Magpie Green, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo. A flywheel protrudes at one end of the wooden structure and a crank at the other - which suggests that it could be a windlass over a well that's been covered over for safety. The structure carries a small plaque reading:
IN REMEMBRANCE
OF

DOUGLAS ERITH
2009
Comparing this photo with earlier ones, it's obvious that there's been a lot of renovation and tidying up done here - including what seems to be a replacement pump. A local farmer by the name of Douglas Erith passed away in 2008, and perhaps this was his family's way of remembering him - what a nice idea.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

melton Melton, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Middleton, Suffolk See separate page.

Mildenhall, Suffolk See separate page.

monks eleigh The cast iron pump on the green at Monk's Eleigh, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photos.

Markings:
Above the spout:

This well
was made

and pump
erected
1854
for the use
of the
inhabitants
of
Monks Eleigh
out of the
proceeds of
the sale of
some parish
property.
Joseph Makin
Guardian of the Poor
Below the spout:

Take notice that
boys or other
persons
damaging this
pump will be
prosecuted
as the law
directs.

Ransomes and Sims
Ipswich
 A small plaque on the side:

This Pump Was

Restored By
Willows Garage &
Aquablast
To Commemorate
The Millennium
Manufacturer: Ransomes & Sims, Ipswich

moulton Smart double-spouted pump on the green in Moulton, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

needham market In the aptly named Pump St., Needham Market, Suffolk. Pic supplied by Chris Smith - thanks, Chris.

Markings: Unk.


Manufacturer: Unk

Orford, Suffolk See separate page.

Pakenham, Suffolk See separate page.

poslingford, 2016 Poslingford, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: None visible.


Manufacturer: Unk

Redgrave, Suffolk See separate page.

rushbrook The pump in Rushbrook, Suffolk, is housed in a fanciful 16th Century structure - which seems to be better looked after than the 19th Century pump. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photos.

Markings: Indistinct in the photo, but "Appleby", "Ironworks" and Derbyshire" are evident.

Manufacturer: Appleby' & Co.
rushbrook

Saxmundham, Suffolk See separate page.

Snape, Suffolk See separate page.

somerleyton On the green at Somerleyton, Suffolk. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos.

Markings: "RANSOME & SIMS IPSWICH" and "1859"

Manufacturer: Ransome & Sims.
somerleyton

somerton Somerton, Suffolk. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo. The unusual cast iron trough looks old.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Modern Chinese replica, sold by the Jiangyan Fashion Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd., as their model BSL.

Southwold, Suffolk See separate page.

st. cross Found this one purely by chance in the "Brigadoon" area of Suffolk, at St. Cross South Elmham. There are so many South Elmhams that I'm not certain I could ever find it again. Handle works; no water, as ever.

Markings: Lion trademark.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans 

St. James South Elmham, Suffolk See separate page.

stanton A restored and working American pump in a garden in Stanton, Suffolk. Photograph supplied by Judith Cawthorne - thanks, Judith.

Markings: Trahern, Geo. D. Roper Corp, Rockford ILL, USA.

Manufacturer: Trahern, Roper Corp.

Stowmarket,
Suffolk
See separate page.

stradbroke The pump at Stradbroke, Suffolk, has found a new role as a sign advertising a B&B. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

stuston Smart wooden-boxed pump at Stuston, Suffolk.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

sudbury, 2017 Sudbury, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

tattingstone white horse Tattingstone White Horse, Suffolk. Photos supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: "Root" and "Ipswich" on the counterweight.

Manufacturer: William Root of Ipswich.
tattingstone white horse 

theberton Theberton, Suffolk. Photo supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike.

Markings: Owens & Co, Engineers, London.

Manufacturer: S. Owens & Co.

Thurlow, Suffolk See separate page.

Walberswick, Suffolk See separate page.

Walsham-le-Willows, Suffolk See separate page.

wangford Quirkiness at Wangford, Suffolk. There are other pumps reported in the vicinity but they eluded me.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Probably Nordsee of Germany.

wenhaston Wenhaston, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

west row, 2017 In the churchyard at West Row, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo.

Markings: A Lion and an indecipherable Ref No. are on the other side of the pump

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Westleton, Suffolk
See separate page.


wickham market Dual-spouted pump at Wickham Market, Suffolk. Photo supplied by Mike Tovey - thanks, Mike - who was told that it was installed to provide water to damp down the dusty roads. (Wickham Market is on the old London to Yarmouth turnpike.) His informant also said that it was made by Whitmore and Binyon, engineers and millwrights of Wickham Market, 1780-1901. However, both the pump design and the highly corroded maker's plate suggest that it is an Appleby pump.

Markings: Corroded maker's plate.

Manufacturer: Probably Appleby's, installed by Whitmore & Binyon.

Woodbridge, Suffolk
See separate page.

(For a good general intro to the town, see http://woodbridgesuffolk.info/)

Woolpit, Suffolk  See separate page.

wrentham, 2016 At the Horse & Groom, Wrentham, Suffolk. Thanks to Mike Tovey for the photo.

Markings: Two floral motifs.

Manufacturer: Unk.

yoxford, 2016 Yoxford, Suffolk. Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photo on the left. A few years earlier it looked as shown on the right.

Markings: Floral designs on lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk  
yoxford yoxford

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