(click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
A 1-day visit in 2013 allowed a partial survey of pumps on the island. Four of the five pumps below were found in the village, and I was told that to this day there is no mains water supply but that islanders employ electric pumps to bring up water from the acquifer.
small lift and force pump is on the external wall of the Visitor
Markings: Flag and "3IN".
Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
around the corner is a much older wooden-boxed lead pump.
Markings: The lead tank carries the date - "1858" - and is decorated by what seems to be an eagle rising from its nest and two winged sphinxes.
further down the lane is this private pump. It was at extreme telephoto range
for my pocket digital camera and is also out of focus (and it's a long trip
back to do it again).
Markings: None discernible at this range.
private pump on the same lane.
Markings: None discernible in the photo.
walled garden of La Seigneurie.
Markings: The lead tank carries the same decoration as the other lead pump in the village (a probable eagle rising from its nest and two winged sphinxes). It also carries a date, 1855.
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