Singleton, West Sussex (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).

All photos taken by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul.

singleton A beautifully-renovated example in the village, in full working condition. I'm told that the piece of lead and the chain weights on the end of the handle are there to counterbalance an overly-heavy operating rod! The cap is not original but was cast by the renovators and carries an odd inscription, the significance of which we're still trying to fathom out.

Markings: On the barrel - Lion and "Made in England". On the cap - "of pumps with the Norris and Bond valves".

Manufacturer: Joseph Evans.

singleton This one's outside Whittaker's Cottages at the Weald and Downland Museum. A sign hung over the pump states: "NOT DRINKING WATER".


Manufacturer: Appleby's.
singleton A smartly painted one at the entrance to Court Barn, at the Weald and Downland Museum, which carries a sign: "PLEASE DO NOT DRINK FROM THIS PUMP".

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.
singleton And this lift & force pump is inside Court Barn, at the Weald and Downland Museum, forming part of a display on water supply.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.