Devon & Torbay

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abbey At the ruins of the old abbey, at Abbey (nr Dunkeswell), Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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Abbotsham, Devon.

Markings: None visible in photo.

Manufacturer: Probably Puteus of Germany.

appledore In the back yard of the Maritime Museum, Appledore, Devon.

Markings: Flag, "ALL BRITISH MADE" and "3".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

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Babbacombe, Torbay.

Markings: None visible in photo, but the model is identical to one which has been moved to a garden in Carlisle.

Manufacturer: C. Allen & Son of Taunton.

Barnstaple, Devon See separate page.

batson Batson (Lower Batson), Devon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: "AD 1882" on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.
batson

belstone A multi-output lift & force pump in Belstone, Devon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Bickington, Devon See separate page.

black dog, 2014 In private hands at Black Dog, Devon, this pump is similar to those in a number of other locations in Devon, e.g., Bovey Tracey, Ellerhayes and Rackenford. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

bolham Bolham, Devon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Bovey Tracey, Devon See separate page.

bow Bow, Devon. Photos supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. On the face of it we have a probable lift and force pump mounted on its plank, with the working barrel below ground level, and the delivery pipe emerging to the left, over a trough. But something's a bit unusual here - is that a crank arrangement connected to the handle? Could there be a spindle emerging on the other side of the wall, i.e., inside the house? And if so - why? To fill a roof cistern without venturing outside?

Markings: None visible in photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Bradworthy, Devon See separate page.

Branscombe, Devon See separate page.

bratton clovelly, 2016 Bratton Clovelly, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag and roundel.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

Brixham, Torbay See separate page.

Broadclyst, Devon See separate page.

broadhembury Broadhembury, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Buckerell, Devon See separate page.

Burrington, Devon See separate page.

Butterleigh, Devon See separate page.

chagford Chagford, Devon. Thanks to Sarah Williams for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Chittlehampton, Devon See separate page.

chulmleigh A substantial pump at Chulmleigh, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: "J D YOUNG & SON BARNSTAPLE" on the cast iron casing.

Manufacturer: John D. Young of Barnstaple.
chulmleigh

churchstow, 2016 Churchstow, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag and roundel.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

collaton st mary, 2015 Collaton St. Mary, Torbay. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

colyton Colyton, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

down st. mary Down St. Mary, Devon. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. The inscription reads: down st. mary
 DOWN ST. MARY
BUSHELL'S
PUMP
RE-SITED +RESTORED
1980
Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Drewsteignton, Devon See separate page.

dunkeswell Dunkeswell, Devon. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

dunsford Dunsford, Devon, with a typical Lee Howl counterweight. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Flag and "3 IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

east budleigh, 2014 East Budleigh, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

east village East Village, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag and "3IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

ellerhayes Ellerhayes, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible in the photograph.

Manufacturer: Unk, but the pattern of the stiffening ribs on the slimline pump top are distinctive, and John points out that there others in the region with a similar pattern.

ermington Lead pump with a wooden handle at Ermington, Devon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: The lead tank carries the date "1896".

Manufacturer: Unk.
ermington

exeter This pump is on the outskirts of Exeter, Devon. Photo supplied by Richard Holladay - thanks, Richard.

Markings: "Garton & Jarvis Exeter".

Manufacturer: Garton & Jarvis of Exeter.

exmouth In the grounds of a Grade II-listed tearoom in Exmouth, Devon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John. Note the enormous counterweight.

Markings: Not seen at a distance.

Manufacturer: Unk.

exton A most unusual old pump, currently under renovation, to be installed at a location in Exton, Devon, and which took me some time to identify. Eventually I found the model still being offered for sale by a European company. Thanks to Graham Murrin for the photograph.

Markings: "Standard T", "ON112230", a trident trademark, and "97485".

Manufacturer: Kovoplast, of the Czech Republic.

Gittisham, Devon See separate page.

harpford Harpford, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Hatherleigh, Devon See separate page.

hemyock The tiny pump in Hemyock, Devon, is completely overwhelmed by the elaborate cast iron wellhouse - complete with street lamp - to which it's attached. Although the pump has lost its handle, the structure seems to be well cared for, despite signs of it needing a new paint job. Thanks to Rob for the photographs. One panel carries an inscription: hemyock
IN COMMEMORATION OF
THE GLORIOUS REIGN OF

VICTORIA.
THE CORONATION OF
EDWARD VII.
AND RESTORATION OF PEACE IN
SOUTH AFRICA.
1902
FEAR GOD HONOR THE KING
hemyock Markings: None other reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

highampton A small plank-mounted lift & force pump in Highampton, Devon. The lead delivery pipe is branched, with one branch leading via a stopcock to an ornamental tub of stones. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

holbeton, 2014 Holbeton, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: "W. HOSKIN. PLYMPTON" embossed on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: W. Hoskin, but no further information yet found.
holbeton, 2014

holsworthy A lead pump, securely chained, in Holsworthy, Devon. Thanks to Richard Holladay for the photograph.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

horndon Along the lane from Horndon, Devon. There's no spout, so maybe the delivery pipe surfaced in the nearby cottage. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Iddesleigh, Devon See separate page.

Ipplepen, Devon See separate page.

kenn Kenn, Devon. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: "Bodley Exeter".

Manufacturer: Bodley Brothers of Exeter.

kings nympton, 2016 King's Nympton, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. This turns out to be a non-working replica, used for advertising purposes. We've added it to the "Fakes and Replicas" section and will remove it from here in due course.

Markings: "TP PUMPS" on the barrel.

Manufacturer: Made for T. P. Pumps, a modern day company.
kings nympton, 2016

lamerton Lamerton, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photograph, and he also reports that there is no sign of a spout but that about 2ft away there's a circular inspection blank where a delivery pipe might conceivably have emerged. Essentially the same model as seen at Orford, Suffolk, and Perranwell, Cornwall.

Markings: Lion and "MADE IN ENGLAND".

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

Lapford, Devon See separate page.

littleham At the church in Littleham (the one near Exmouth), Devon. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Flag and "PARAGON".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl

lydford Subterranean pump outside the Fox & Hounds on the A386 nr Lydford, Devon. Photograph supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

Lympstone, Devon See separate page.

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Martinhoe, Devon.

Markings: None visible in photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

merton A lift and force pump at Merton, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk

monkokehampton This small pump at Monkokehampton, Devon, has a gaping hole at the bottom of the barrel - probably from a freeze-up. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible..

Manufacturer: Unk

Morchard Bishop, Devon See separate page.

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Moreleigh, Devon.

Markings: None visible in photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Newton Poppleford, Devon See separate page.

newton st. cyres Newton. St. Cyres, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible..

Manufacturer: Unk

North Bovey, Devon See separate page.

Northlew, Devon See separate page.

offwell Offwell, Devon. Apparently there's a wooden panel at the back to give access to the pump workings. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. A plaque reads: offwell
OFFWELL VILLAGE PUMP
A gothic stone canopy with a hand pump erected
in 1830 by Dr. Edward Copleston, Bishop of Landaff [sic]
and Rector of Offwell 1800 - 1804. The pump was
extensively repaired around 1950 and renovated in
1999 with grants from East Devon District Council
and Devon County Council.

The inscription reads:
"Whosoever drinks of this water shall thirst again"
Markings: A very worn inscription around the pump, as noted above.

Manufacturer: Unk.

okehampton At Tongue End, nr Okehampton, Devon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John - who reports that the pump has been re-instated, and on a very substantial post. Looks like a replacement handle too - does it work?

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

poundsgate Poundsgate, Devon. Photo supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: Flag and "All British Make".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

pyworthy, 2016 Pyworthy, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: A name, "R. F. LUXTON", stamped into the lead ring sitting at the top of the barrel.

Manufacturer: R. F. Luxton may not necessarily be the maker, nor indeed the original installer (see notes under "Makers").
pyworthy, 2016 pyworthy, 2016

rackenford The villagers at Rackenford, Devon, have renovated the old pumphouse at Trinity Well, provided it with a fine new thatched roof, and installed this old pump from elsewhere in the village - and which is in working order. Congratulations - an excellent job. Read more. Photo supplied by Sarah Williams - thanks, Sarah.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Rockbeare, Devon See separate page.

ringmore Ringmore (the one near Kingsbridge), Devon. Photos supplied by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: "1896" on the lead tank.

Manufacturer: Unk.
ringmore

salcombe regis, 2014 At Trow, nr Salcombe Regis, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. There are three signs close by: salcomberegis, 2014

salcomberegis, 2014
IN MEMORY OF
JOHN RA. MORSHEAD
TWENTY SEVEN YEARS
VICAR OF
SALCOMBE REGIS
1884

-------
 RENOVATED
BY THE
SID VALE ASSN
1968-1983.
And the third provides something of the history of the pump - see right.
Markings: None visible on the pump.

Manufacturer: Unk.

sandford, 2014 Sandford, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. The pump is clearly not original, but the pumphouse dates to the coronation of Queen Victoria, carrying a plaque with the inscription: sandford, 2014 sandford, 2014
V R
JUNE 26 1838
Markings: The pump is marked with an "N".

Manufacturer: Unk - probably Chinese.

scorriton Finding this one at Scorriton, Devon, took a concerted effort involving the Tourist Information Centre at Tavistock, a local villager, and intrepid pump-hunter, John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Shaldon, Devon See separate page.

sheepwash A plank-mounted lift & force pump at Sheepwash, Devon. Photo provided by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

shirwell The pump at Shirwell, Devon, in front of a re-built well, which carries the inscription:
REPLICA OF
ORIGINAL WELL
REBUILT BY
A.E. AND W.J. CONIBEAR
FOR THE YEAR
2000
Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

shobrooke Shobrooke, Devon. The lift and force pump's delivery pipe can just be made out. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Shute (nr Axminster), Devon See separate page.

silverton, 2014 Silverton, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Sourton, Devon See separate page.

staverton In the village of Staverton, Devon. That's a hefty handle - possible replacement? Photo provided by John Hurst - thanks, John.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

templeton Templeton, Devon. Photo supplied by Barry Watchorn - thanks, Barry.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

thornbury, 2015 In a barn at South Wonford, nr Thornbury, Devon. Thanks to Derek Smith for the photo, who confirms that the pump is connected to a well.

Markings: "No 3 RUNWELL BRITISH MAKE".

Manufacturer: Ashwell & Nesbit of Leicester.

Thorverton, Devon See separate page.

Topsham, Devon See separate page.

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On the outskirts of Trimstone, Devon.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

two bridges This unusual one's in the field opposite the hotel at Two Bridges, Devon. Photo supplied by Mike Faherty - thanks, Mike.

Markings: EMPIRE, PATENT, [and an indecipherable word].

Manufacturer: Unk.

water Water, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

weston, 2014 Weston, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

whitford Whitford, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: "WPC" and "1840".

Manufacturer: Unk.
whitford

winkleigh The old stone pump in Fore St., Winkleigh, Devon. The pump was erected in 1832 when the Great Reform Act was passed, and carries the names of the men behind the reform - the Lords Grey, Brougham, Russell and Althorp. Thanks to John Hurst for these photos.

It was brought back to working order in 1996, and I assume that it's still working today. What's more, it was blessed during Winkleigh Fun Day, 2008. A panel behind the pump carries some more detail, and at the nearby Village Hall there's a commemorative plaque, one of a series of 26 produced in 1994 by potter Harry Juniper - my thanks to Richard Holladay for supplying these two close-up photos.

Markings: "1832" and the names of the Lords.

Manufacturer: Unk.
winkleigh

woodbury Woodbury, Devon. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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