Surrey

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abinger common, 2016 abinger common, 2016 St. James's Well, Abinger Common, Surrey. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. The Historic England (i.e., English Heritage) Grade II listing for this structure erroneously refers to the mechanism as winding gear: it's not - it's a single throw flywheel & crank pump. And sadly in a bit of a state, with sections of gear wheel missing and the operating rod broken. A granite slab, just above the spout, carries the inscription: abingercommon, 2016 abinger common, 2016 abinger common, 2016
ST JAMES'S WELL
THIS WELL BUILT BY
WILLIAM JOHN EVELYN
LORD OF THE MANOR OF ABINGER
WAS DECLARED OPEN
FOR THE USE OF ABINGER PARISHIONERS
AUGUST 11TH 1893
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Followed by an apparently Greek quotation, starting with
"APISTOU ..."
Conservative politician William John Evelyn (1822-1908) lived at nearby Wotton House. He was MP for Western Surrey from 1849 to1857 and later became MP for Deptford in 1885 until resigning in 1888.
Markings: At the base of the frame there's the name "HUGHES & GOTTO ENGINEERS LONDON", and the name "HUGHES" appears elsewhere on the frame.

Manufacturer: Hughes & Gotto of London.

brockham A smart wooden shelter with a tiled roof surmounted by a cross protects the pump on the green at Brockham, Surrey. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. Deepdene and Henry Thomas Hope have an interesting history. brockham
THIS FOUNTAIN
IS ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
HENRY THOMAS HOPE ESQRE
(OF THE DEEPDENE)
BY HIS NEIGHBOURS & TENANTS RESIDENT
IN THE DISTRICT OF BROCKHAM
TO COMMEMORATE HIS NUMEROUS ACTS OF
BENEVOLENCE AND HIS READINESS ON
ALL OCCASIONS BOTH TO PROMOTE AND
SUPPORT PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT
RESTORED BY THE
BROCKHAM GREEN VILLAGE SOCIETY
WITH THE AID OF CONTRIBUTIONS
FROM LOCAL RESIDENTS
JUNE 1951
Markings: "Warners" and "London", on the spout.

Manufacturer: J. Warners of London.

chertsey A fancy piece of casting at Chertsey, Surrey, complete with a round cast iron bowl. I've no idea of the role of the mysterious fitting to the right of the pump: it appears at first glance to be a secondary pump, but has no sign of ever having had a handle. Could it be an air vessel to regulate the water flow? But the apparent outlet at the top negates that theory. Furthermore it's not integral with the main pump, but appears to be fixed to the bowl - is it a later addition which carried a tap when mains mater came along? Anyway, these days it's there simply to strap down the handle. I've read that nearby is a marker which records the location of the original medieval spring, and the pump used to be on that spot. It was given to the town by John Ivatt Briscoe, who was MP for East Surrey, 1832-35, and who owned Foxhills in Ottershaw, and Radnor House, Twickenham. Photos by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: The bowl carries an inscription related to the presentation of the pump, but it's obscured by foliage at this time of year.

Manufacturer: Unk, but Chertsey had its own foundry - Herring Foundry.
chertsey

chiddingfold At a farmhouse near Chiddingfold, Surrey. Thanks to Gareth Evans for the photo.

Markings: Flag, "THE PARAGON SEMI ROTARY" and probable "No 5".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

chobham This one, opposite the Four Horseshoes on Burrowhill Green, Chobham, Surrey, comes complete with chained handle and a sturdy cast iron trough.

Markings: On the trough are the words: Herring &... Chertse... the end of each word being obliterated by a hole made for the overflow pipe exit.

Manufacturer: Herring Foundry, Chertsey.

Dorking, Surrey See separate page.

downside Next to the tiny St. Michael's Chapel, on the edge of Downside Common, Downside, Surrey, is this fine cast-iron clad specimen, with a strapped down handle. My thanks to the 4 old codgers in the Cricketers for pointing me towards it, otherwise I'd never have found it.

One side panel is inscribed:
downside
 THIS PUMP
WAS ERECTED & THE
WATER BROUGHT
FROM A DISTANCE
FOR THE SUPPLY
& COMFORT OF THE
COTTAGERS ON
DOWNSIDE
COMMON COBHAM
BY
HARVEY COMBE ESQR

1858
Harvey Combe was the local squire, owner of the Cobham Park Estate.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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An impressive pump in the Clock Court, Hampton Court Palace, East Molesey, Surrey. Essentially identical pumps exist in Ickenham, Greater London; Esher, Surrey; Cranfield, Beds; Stalbridge, Dorset; Brasted, Kent; and Ipplepen, Devon.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: It's a "No. 15 Enriched Gothic Pump Case" made by S. Owens & Co., of London.

egham, 2014 This one's in Walnut Tree Gardens at Egham, Surrey, although it's not in its original position. It looks very much like a turnpike pump, and perhaps The Glanty (now the A308) was the old turnpike. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos. egham, 2014
This early 19th Century Pump
from the Glanty was resited here by

Runnymede Borough Council
and
Egham-by-Runnymede Historical Society

1981
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

esher Another noble pump, in Esher, Surrey, with a bit of history attached. It carries two inscriptions, one original and the other transcribed below. Essentially identical pumps exist in Hampton Court Palace (East Molesey, Surrey); Ickenham, Greater London; Cranfield, Beds; Stalbridge, Dorset; Brasted, Kent; and Ipplepen, Devon. Photos by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. esher
THIS PUMP WAS REMOVED IN 1877 FROM ITS ORIGINAL
SITE BY THE PRESENT FOUNTAIN TO SANDOWN PARK
ON THE WATER BECOMING IMPURE. THE DIRECTORS
OF SANDOWN PARK LIMITED KINDLY PRESENTED THE
PUMP TO THE COUNCIL AND IT WAS ERECTED HERE ON
16th. NOVEMBER. 1961
Markings: None further.

Manufacturer: It's a "No. 15 Enriched Gothic Pump Case" made by S. Owens & Co., of London.

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A reconstruction of a Victorian Pump House, in Farnham, Surrey.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

forest green, 2016 A skeletal pump at Forest Green, Surrey, with no visible sign of a delivery pipe. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None other than a possible "20" on the counterweight.

Manufacturer: Unk.

godalming Outside The Pepperpot, on the corner of Church St and High St, Godalming, Surrey. Apparently it was moved here from its original position on the other side of the building in the 1870s. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: There's a fragment of a name plate on the Pump Head, which reads "CLINTO ENG". (But an entry in English Heritage's Images of England web site records it as "Clinton and Owens, Engineers").

Manufacturer: Clinton & Owens, London.

guildford guildford A chain pump, minus chain, in a garden in Guildford, Surrey, but originally from Long Ashton, nr Bristol. Thanks to Martin de Little for these pics, which show very clearly how the chain was driven.

Markings: A roundel with "H. Bamford & Sons", "Uttoxeter", and "Improved Chain Pump". Also carries a shield with the letters "H", "B" and "&S" and a model number, RD NO 17856.

Manufacturer: Bamford's.

holmbury A neat thatched pump at Holmbury St. Mary, Surrey. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. But what is the purpose of the wooden shelf with holes in it? (See image, right, supplied by Margery Pound.)

Markings: "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
holmbury st mary

leigh, surrey This elegant pump in Leigh, Surrey, is essentially identical to one in Rusper, Wes tSussex, and another I found deep in Parkhurst Forest, on the Isle of Wight. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. It carries inscriptions as follows: leigh, surrey leigh, surrey
BEST KEPT VILLAGE
LEIGH
1978
CAIRN ENERGY
BEST KEPT VILLAGE
LEIGH

-MEDIUM-
1996
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Mid Holmwood Mid Holmwood, nr Dorking, Surrey. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus of Gemany.

Ockley, Surrey See separate page.

oxted This one at Oxted, Surrey, has some distinctive markings on its fulcrum, and a fancy crown finial. Thanks to Simon Cowper-Smith for the photos. Only one other example of this model has so far been found - in Ramsey, Isle of Man.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.
oxted

shepperton, 2014 At The Harrow, Charlton Village, Shepperton, Surrey. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Shere, Surrey See separate page.

Sidlow, Surrey See separate page.

stanwell Off the High St in Stanwell, Surrey, there's this Grade II Listed building featuring a pump. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "WARNERS", on spout.

Manufacturer: Warners.

walliswood On the green at Walliswood, Surrey. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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