Sussex (East & West)

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alfriston A very small pump at The Clergy House (NT), Alfriston, East Sussex. Photo supplied by Roger Howse - thanks, Rog.

Markings: A Lion on the barrel and a "2" on the baseplate.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Amberley, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

ansty On the A272 nr Ansty, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: Appleby & Co, Renishaw Ironworks, nr Chesterfield.

Manufacturer: Appleby & Co.

ardingly Ardingly, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Rayner French - thanks, Rayner.

Markings: "P".

Manufacturer: Trademark used by Puteus of Germany.

arundel, 2016 At Arundel Castle, Arundel, West Sussex, this stone pump has an impressive bronze spout. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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balcombe A wreck in Balcombe, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: A plate carries some wording which is almost, but not quite, legible. However, comparison of this image with some other photos subsequently sent in by Julie Budgen (thanks, Julie), taken under very slightly different lighting conditions suggests that the words might just be "... & Son, North Street, Brighton".

Manufacturer: Possibly Regent Foundry, of North Street, Brighton.

beddingham A nice model at Beddingham, East Sussex, but sorely in need of a lick of paint. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: There's a panel on the barrel, but it's not decypherable at this distance.

Manufacturer: Unk, but it's the same model as the one at Glynde, East Sussex.

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This looks like a chain pump in a field nr Bepton, West Sussex.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

birdham The wooden-boxed, chained and padlocked pump on the green by the church at Birdham, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. On the front there's an inscription: Click here to
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BIRDHAM
VILLAGE PUMP
was restored in
1977
Queen Elizabeth's
Silver Jubilee Year
Markings: "100" on the handle.

Manufacturer: Unk.

bodiam, 2016 This pump and its shelter form the war memorial at Bodiam, East Sussex. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos.

Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.
bodiam, 2016

Brede,
East Sussex
See Separate Entry.

Chichester, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

Cootham, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

Ditchling, East Sussex See Separate Entry.

east hoathly, 2016 Under a tiled shelter at East Hoathly, East Sussex. Thanks to Keith Sharp for the photos.

Markings: "CLIMAX" and a possible "69-28" on the barrel; "879" on the side of the stopcock; and "70/30" on the fulcrum assembly.

Manufacturer: Thomas & Son of Worcester.
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falmer Two pumps in Falmer, East Sussex. The one on the left, surrounded by large stones but minus its cap and with a chained-down handle, is by the pond on South St. The one on the right is on East St. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: On left: Lion, and "Made in England". On right: Not discernible in the photo, but probably a "P" in a hexagon.

Manufacturer: On left: Joseph Evans. On right: Trademark used by Puteus of Germany.
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ferring Ferring, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: A flag and the name "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Findon, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

fittleworth Two small pumps in Fittleworth, West Sussex. Photo on the left supplied by Rayner French, and on the right by Paul Snelling - thanks, both.

Markings: Both pumps have a Lion trademark and indecipherable Reg Nos on their spouts.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.
fittleworth

fletching The pump at Fletching, East Sussex. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. The shelter carries the inscription: fletching
RESTORED BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION
FEBRUARY 1973
The pump design is rare - there's one outside some almshouses in Wragby, Lincs, and another very similar one at Binbrook, Lincs. An identical one used to be on the village green in Farmington, Glos, but sadly has been lost. The cap is decorated with alternating Fleurs-de-Lys and what seem to be Tudor Roses - a combination traditionally associated with Queen Elizabeth I - whilst the bucket hook is formed from a curled leaf.
Markings: Possible markings on base, but indecipherable.

Manufacturer: Probably Hayward Tyler of London, whose model 442 Ornamental Pump Case looks identical.

fulking Two very similar pumps in Fulking, West Sussex. Further enquiries have revealed that both pumps took their water from brick lined cisterns which were fed from a reservoir behind The Fountain which, in turn, was supplied by a ram. The building housing the ram can still be seen in the Shepherd and Dog car park. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: Both pumps have "Warners" and "London" on their spouts, and carry nameplates "C.A.Wells, Engineer, Lewes" on their barrels.

Manufacturer: John Warner & Sons, but probably supplied by C.A.Wells of Lewes.
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funtington This small pump is dwarfed by a massive and ancient yew tree in the churchyard at Funtington, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: Very indistinct flag, and below it a raised oval, possibly with lost wording.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

glynde, 2017 Glynde, East Sussex. Thanks to Alex Vincent for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk, but the pump is the same model as one at Beddingham, East Sussex.

goring-by-sea A small pitcher pump at Goring-by-Sea, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

hartfield This cast iron-clad pump is in Hartfield, East Sussex. It's in working condition, being padlocked because the water is unfit to drink, but I'm told that the villagers use it to water their plant tubs during the summer. Does the inscription refer to the manufacturer of the pump or to a local benefactor? I'm trying to find out. Kelly's 1867 Directory lists a George Hill of Hartfield, "plumber, painter, glazier & farmer" - perhaps it was a long-established family business. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling, who points out that this pump is very similar indeed to one he photographed in Lewes - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "HILL" and "1831" are written on all four faces, but painted white on only two. No other markings.

Manufacturer: Possibly Hill of Hartfield.

Hastings, East Sussex See Separate Entry.

Haywards Heath, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

heathfield A beautifully restored lift and force pump salvaged from a country house in Heathfield, East Sussex. Thanks to Richard Hubberstey (who also did the restoration) for the photo.

Markings: "WARNER & SONS LONDON" stamped on the top of the barrel.

Manufacturer: Warner & Sons.

hellingly An odd-looking pump under a hedge in a garden in Hellingly, East Sussex, its spout being square in section.

Markings: "MARTIN", "FOREIGN", and SP1 on barrel; SP2 on handle fulcrum; SP3 on handle.

Manufacturer: Martin?

henfield, 2016 A lift & force pump at Henfield, West Sussex. Thanks to Keith Sharp for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photo.

Manufacturer: probably J. Warner of London.

heyshott Heyshott, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul..

Markings: Flag, 2½, and "All British Made".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

hooe A barrel pump at Hooe, East Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul..

Markings: None discernible at this distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Horsham, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

horstead keynes A small and rather corroded pump at Ludwell Spring, nr Horstead Keynes, West Sussex, a chalybeate spring which has apparently been known since at least the 1300s. Photographs supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

An inscription in front reads: "Ludwell Spring. Recorded by Revd. Giles Moore 1668, restored by local volunteers 1991." (Giles Moore was Rector of Horsted Keynes from 1655 to 1679.)
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Another notice reads:
"LUDWELL SPRING"

In bygone times our village was blessed with three sources of water.

Household wells, of varying depth, drew on the local underground springs
of chalybeate (iron rich) water - much like the famous Tunbridge Wells
spring, with its health giving properties. Most of the wells are now filled in
And although the self same water is in abundant supply just outside the
village at Holy well, it is now only available to us in the cocktail of
chemically treated water which comes out of our taps.

The surviving source is here at Ludwell, the village spring, which has been
supplying our needs from time out of mind and was a standby in times of
drought.

Legend has it that in the time of the Great Plague c.1666, pilgrims from
London paused at the spring (sometimes referred to as God's Pond ) to
wash the plague from their body. Years went by. The spring fell into
neglect, until in 1991, three hearty " Last of the Summer Wine " local

pensioners, cleared the area, found the old village pump in the brick sump,
and set it up once more. Thus the spring remains, - constantly supplying
water with some seasonal variation, at a claculated flow of between
800 and 1400 gallons an hour, at 51° F.


The willow tree, at the east side of the spring, was planted in memory of
Dennis Luckhurst, one of the team responsible for restoration and
maintenance, who died suddenly in April 1996.


The seat was placed in memory of a very popular, local, young man who
lost his life in a tragic accident.


This year a Japanese Maple has been planted for another young man.


We hope you will enjoy what you see and also find Ludwell a source of rest
and refrshment of the spirit - take time to enjoy it. ___

November 2009
Markings: Can just make out a lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

icklesham A chain pump at Icklesham, E. Sussex. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photo.

Markings: None visible from a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Ifield, nr Crawley, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

jevington The scant remains of the village pump at Jevington, East Sussex. Photo supplied by Rosalind Hodge - thanks, Rosalind.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Lewes, East Sussex See Separate Entry.

lodsworth A chain pump set up nr The Hollist Arms, at Lodsworth, West Sussex, although a plaque records that its original position was elsewhere in Lodsworth, where it was reportedly used to fill a water trough for horses and cattle. It was restored by local man Ted Holmes in 1999. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "Henry Bamford & Sons, Patent Chain Pump, Uttoxeter, Staffs".

Manufacturer: Bamford's.
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mayfield In the High St., Mayfield, East Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: The design of the pump top, handle fulcrum and bucket hook is identical to that of the Warner's pumps in Fulking.

Midhurst, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

newick The big stone pump on the green at Newick, East Sussex, donated in 1897 by local plumber Richard Fuller, to celebrate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee - and I believe it still works. Photos supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. Many embellishments: on the stone cap are bronze panels carrying the "VR" cypher and the date 1897. The front face of the pump carries two bronze plaques, separated by a bronze crown and, lower down, a bronze spout in the form of a lion's head. The large wrought iron handle has a bulbous counterweight, and at the back of the stone housing there's a stone inspection panel, secured with a couple of metal bolts. The stone bucket stand has a drainage channel, leading to a shallow stone trough. The two plaques carry inscriptions: newick  
NOTICE.
THIS PUMP MUST NOT
BE USED FOR FILLING
STEAM ENGINES
ANY PERSON FOUND
DAMAGING THIS PUMP
WILL BE PROSECUTED
ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF NEWICK,
TO COMMEMORATE
THE HAPPY COMPLETION BY
QUEEN VICTORIA
- THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD -
OF THE SIXTIETH YEAR
OF HER GOOD AND GLORIOUS REIGN.
JUNE 20TH, 1897.
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Richard Fuller.

northiam A substantial and nicely decorated cast iron pump under a rustic canopy in Northiam, East Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. The pump is surmounted by a cross, the spout is fitted with a tap, and there are two holes in one of the side panels. A plaque fixed above the spout records its installation: northiam
AS A GRATEFUL THANK OFFERING
THIS WELL IS PRESENTED
TO THE
VILLAGERS OF NORTHIAM.
MAY 1907.
E.C.M
"LET HIM THAT IS ATHIRST COME
AND WHOSOEVER WILL, LET HIM
TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY.
REV XXII 17
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.
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Petworth, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

punnett's town Punnett's Town, East Sussex. Probably not a lot of water to be found in that tree stump. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "P" in a hexagon.

Manufacturer: Puteus of Germany.

Ringmer, East Sussex See Separate Entry.

rushlake green, 2016 Rushlake Green, E.Sussex. Thanks to Keith Sharp for the photograph.

Markings: Lion.

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Rusper, West Sussex See Separate Entry.


Rye, East Sussex See Separate Entry.

sedlescombe An unusual pump under an imposing Grade II-listed shelter at Sedlescombe, East Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. The pump, unfortunately needing to be protected by an ugly iron cage, is entirely covered in a lead veneer and is surmounted by a leaden urn. I've not see this technique used on any other pumps. Its internal structure was in a terrible state and the local Parish Council have now removed it in order to commence a renovation process - see some photos taken during its removal. They have very helpfully put extracts from their old meeting minutes online, and I've used some of these to illustrate a short history of the pump. One face of the pump carries the following inscription: sedlescombe
1900
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
SOPHIA ELIZABETH AND
HARRIETT CATHERINE PRATT
AND THEIR SISTER
MARY ANNE BUCKNILL
sedlescombe The good news is that as of late 2010 the renovation of the lead panels is complete, and they've done an excellent job in reinstating the pump casing. It still needs to be protected from vandalism, but the iron cage has been replaced with railings located much further out, so allowing a clearer view of the quality workmanship. Photos supplied by Pauline Raymond of Sedlescombe Parish Council - thanks, Pauline - who tells me that they've produced a booklet on the history of the pump - see http://www.sedlescombe.org.uk/An/History/Books.html. A new plaque states: sedlescombe
THIS
WATER PUMP WAS
PROVIDED IN 1900 BY
SAMUEL PRATT BERENS
BUCKNILL

THE PUMP WAS RESTORED BY
SEDLESCOMBE PARISH
COUNCIL IN 2010
WITH THE AID OF LOCAL
FUND RAISING
Markings: None other reported.

Manufacturer: Unk, but replacement supplied by W. C. Till of Battle in 1933.

selsey, 2014 Selsey, West Sussex.

Markings: None seen at a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Singleton, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

slaugham The pump at Slaugham, West Sussex, converted at some stage to a tap, and now being used to hold the village notice board. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None seen.

Manufacturer: Unk.

slindon This pump, at Slindon, West Sussex, is reportedly the last example of a pump made by this manufacturer - but we've found another (see the entry for Chichester). Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: "Halsted & Sons Chichester" on the pump top.

Manufacturer: Halsted & Sons, Chichester.

South Harting, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

Steyning, West Sussex See Separate Entry.

ticehurst At Pashley Manor, Ticehurst, East Sussex. Thanks to Roger Howse for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

upper dicker, 2017 Michelham Priory, nr Upper Dicker, East Sussex. Thanks to Malc King for the photo.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

west chiltington West Chiltington, West Sussex. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

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

Manufacturer: Warners.

West Dean, W. Sussex See Separate Entry.

willingdon The pump at Willingdon, East Sussex, was originally a dipping hole by a spring, then a well, and eventually in 1880 was converted into a pump house. The walls are inset with sheep's bones, and there's an interesting history to this. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk, but it has great similarities to a Warner's model.
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winchelsea A twin throw flywheel and crank pump at the Town Well, Winchelsea, East Sussex. Thanks to Paul Snelling and Tina Jones for the first five photos. Note that it is "fitted with a Standard Head" as the old manufacturers described it - i.e., it has a pump head of the type normally associated with a handle pump, standing away from the rest of the mechanism. The shelter is festooned with notices, one of which simply records "Town Well 1851". Others state: winchelsea

winchelsea
CAUTION
ALL PERSONS ARE STRICTLY CAUTIONED
AGAINST THROWING ANYTHING WHATEVER
DOWN THE TOWN WELL, AS THE POLICE
HAVE ORDERS TO REPORT IMMEDIATELY
ANY ACT OF NUISANCE, SO THAT THE
OFFENDERS MAY BE PROSECUTED.
Dated the 11th Day of July 1872.
By Order of The Magistrates.
 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
THIS WELL IS TO BE CLOSED AT
7 o'clock IN THE EVENING - AND
OPENED AT 6 o'clock MORNINGS
AND TO BE CLOSED ALL DAY ON
THE SABBATH. By Order of The Mayor.
winchelsea

winchelsea

(Extra pics from Tina)
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

wisborough green A distant shot of what looks like a simple galvanised iron pump on a farm near Wisborough Green, West Sussex. Such pumps were sometimes termed "Contractors' Pumps" and typically employed to shift liquid manure. Photograph supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

Markings: None discernible at this distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

wivelsfield A chain pump near Wivelsfield Green, East Sussex. Thanks to Paul Snelling for the photos, who waded through mud and streams to get to this remote pump, being set upon by wild beasts en route.

Markings: "Bamford's Patent Chain Pump", Uttoxeter", a shield within a circle, and "5060", all on the pump housing. A shield and possibly "815" on the flywheel.

Manufacturer: Bamford's.
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Worthing, W. Sussex See Separate Entry.

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