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|An oddity at Sarratt, Herts. The
English Heritage website states
that it is mid- to late-19th Century and "Cast-iron on stone well head slab.
Painted green. Large circular drum on end, about 2m in diameter, supported on 4
feet. This casing has moulded tracery of interlocking circles and half circles
on each side. Large paired wheels inside with protruding axle, rest of
machinery has disappeared. (Ref: W. Branch Johnson Industrial Archaeology of
Hertfordshire, 1970.) Thanks to Bob Taylor for the photos and a closer estimate
of the size of the drum as approximately 1.6m in diameter, and standing 1.7m
high on 4 claw feet.
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|Almost lost in the hedge at Sarratt Bottom, Sarratt,
Markings: None seen.