Buckinghamshire

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adstock On a wellhead at Adstock, Bucks. Photo supplied by Michael Burgess - thanks, Michael.

Markings: "P" in a hexagon.

Manufacturer: Trademark currently used by the German company, Puteus.

Amersham, Bucks. See separate page.


Ashendon, Bucks. See separate page.


aylesbury The last of the town pumps in Aylesbury, Bucks. Photo supplied by Russell Butcher - thanks, Russ. A commemorative plaque reads:
THIS
WATER PUMP
WAS
INSTALLED C1840
T0 PROVIDE
DRINKING WATER
FOR THE PEOPLE
OF AYLESBURY


THIS PLAQUE WAS ERECTED JOINTLY
BY THE AYLESBURY SOCIETY
AND
BUCKS ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY
IN ENVIRONMENT WEEK
MAY 1990
Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Bierton, Bucks. See separate page.


Buckingham, Bucks. See separate page.


Chenies, Bucks. See separate page.


chilton An unusual model at Chilton, Bucks, complete with air vessel. Thanks to Kevin Nash for the photos.

Markings: Indistinct.

Manufacturer: Unk.
chilton

cuddington On the green at Cuddington, Bucks. Photo supplied by John Ward - thanks, John.

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

farnham royal A most unusual "village pump" at Farnham Royal, Bucks. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. An inscribed plaque reads: farnham royal
FARNHAM ROYAL VILLAGE PUMP
THIS PUMP WAS PRESENTED BY ZWICKY LTD. IN 19XX. THE
PUMP WAS RENOVATED IN 1962 BY
ZWICKY
SLOUGH TRADING ESTATE
The pump seems to be a highly engineered and expensive industrial pump - surely unique amongst village pumps!
Markings: A panel on the pump reads: ZWICKY PATENT, and an indecipherable number.

Manufacturer: Zwicky of Slough.

gerrard's cross Gerrards Cross, Bucks. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. There's an inscription on the front which reads:
THIS PUMP WAS ERECTED BY
JOHN BRAMLEY-MOORE ESQ., M.P.
IN THE YEAR 1864 FOR THE USE OF
THE WAYFARER IN GERRARDS CROSS

-----
Whosoever will let him take of the water of life freely
Markings: None other visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

great brickhill Great Brickhill, Bucks. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: Flag.

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

grendon underwood Grendon Underwood, Bucks. Photo supplied by Michael Burgess - thanks, Michael. A notice on the front reads [SIC]:
BE THANKFUL WHILST YOU FILL YOUR CAN
FOR GODS MOST USEFUL GIFT TO MAN
--------------------
THIS WELL WAS SUNK BY
MRS FITZGERALD
FOR THE USE OF THE PARISH
---------1861---------

Markings: Unk.

Manufacturer: Unk.

Hambleden, Bucks. See separate page.


ivinghoe Ivinghoe, Bucks. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

latimer On the village green at Latimer, Bucks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

marsh gibbon At one stage almost lost amidst rampant Leylandii in Marsh Gibbon, Bucks (thanks to Michael for the photo, left) the pump has emerged again (thanks to John Hurst for the update photo - right).

Markings: "Warners" "London".

Manufacturer: Warners of London.
marsh gibbon

mentmore An unusual set-up: two pumps under a lychgate at Mentmore, Bucks. The lead spouts on both pumps show a great deal of wear - in fact they are worn right through. Apparently the estate cottages they serve were built about 1877. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.
mentmore mentmore

Nash, Bucks. See separate page.


north marston A fully restored pump and well at North Marston, Bucks, with a surprise hydraulic pop-up feature which recalls a local legend and complete with a charity collecting box. Photos supplied by Michael Burgess - thanks, Michael. Read more about its history and renovation. A plaque on the wall behind the pump reads:
THE HOLY OR SCHORNE WELL
----------
FOUNDED BY MASTER JOHN SCHORNE,
RECTOR OF ST. MARY'S CHURCH,
NORTH MARSTON, 1290-1314.
THE WATER HAD HEALING PROPERTIES
AND THE WELL WAS VISITED BY
MANY PILGRIMS.


'JOHN SCHORNE, GENTLEMAN BORN,
CONJURED THE DEVIL INTO A BOOT'
LOCAL JINGLE
Markings: The wooden pump cases carries a brass plaque stating "Unsuitable for Drinking", and there's another brass plaque higher up, which can't be made out in the photographs. Apparently, behind the pump is a long descriptive panel, which is reproduced at the above link.

Manufacture: Unk.

owlswick Owlswick, Bucks.

Markings: The pump carries the name "G Ingold. B. Stortford.", and the cast iron trough "Sheen Aylesbury".

Manufacturer: Pump - Ingold's of Bishops Stortford. Trough - "Sheen of Aylesbury" mentioned elsewhere in the context of a bill dated 1847, but no further information.

poyle A very tall pump by the side of the road at Poyle, Bucks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos. Various inscriptions read: poyle

poyle
  THE POYLE PUMP
ERECTED IN 1827
BY THE
COLNBROOK TURNPIKE TRUST
RESTORED IN 1992.

CONTRACTOR: CDR CONSTRUCTION LTD
  THIS PUMP WAS
ERECTED BY ORDER OF
"BEAU" NASH OF BATH IN 1754.

[This inscription is contentious, and has been queried by others.] 
The Trust was responsible for the maintenance of 17 miles of the Bath Road between Cranford bridge and Maidenhead bridge. They erected several pumps along the turnpike, specifically in order to fill water tanks to lay dust. Only two such pumps remain now, one here at Poyle, and one at Longford. 
Markings: None other reported.

Manufacturer: Elsewhere it's stated that the pumps were supplied by Fowler & Co, Lambeth.

Quainton, Bucks. See separate page.

Skirmett, Bucks. See separate page.

steeple claydon Under a smart tiled roof in Steeple Claydon, Bucks. Photo supplied by Michael Burgess - thanks, Michael.

Markings: There's a panel on the pump, but it's not discernible in this photo.

Manufacturer: Unk.

 thornborough Two pumps in Thornborough, Bucks. The one on the left is in a rough state and has no distinctive markings or inscription. However, the one on the right carries a plaque which reads: thornborough
PRESENTED BY
THORNBOROUGH AND THORNTON
GARDENING SOCIETY
1988
Other Markings: None.

Manufacturers: Unk.

Turweston, Bucks. See separate page.


tylersgreen By the pond at Tylers Green, Bucks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photos. It carries a plaque: tylersgreen
High Wycombe Parish Council
In Memory of
K. J. STEVENS
Member of the Council
1964 to 1986
Markings: Flag and "3IN".

Manufacturer: Lee Howl.

waddesdon At the Stable Block, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Bucks. Thanks to Mike Woolford for the photo.

Markings: None visible.

Manufacturer: Unk.

waterside Weedon's Almshouses, at Waterside, Bucks. Thanks to John Hurst for the photos. The engraved stone plaque by the pump is difficult to decipher, but the almshouses were founded in 1624 through a £350 bequest from Thomas Weedon of Pednor, "to erect four almshouses for four good and godly women of the parish". The almshouses were re-built in the late 19th Century.

Markings: None other.

Manufacturer: Unk.
waterside

weedon Weedon, Bucks. Thanks to John Hurst for the photo. A nearby plaque reads: weedon
 THIS WELL WAS RESTORED BY
THE WEEDON PARISH COUNCIL IN 1995
TO COMMEMORATE THE
HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY OF PARISH COUNCILS
Markings: "PARRY", "3" and "BRITISH MAKE".

Manufacturer: Parry - possibly Parry Pumps Ltd., of Walsall.

Westlington, Bucks. See separate page.


west wycombe Church Lane, West Wycombe, Bucks.

Markings: None.

Manufacturer: Unk.

wexham street The war memorial at Wexham Street, Bucks, is built around a now-incomplete flywheel & crank pump. Photo supplied by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul. There are two inscriptions on the shelter: wexham street
 IN MEMORY OF
THE MEN OF
STOKE & WEXHAM
WHO FELL IN THE
GREAT WAR 1914-1918
ERECTED BY SIR BERNARD OPPENHEIMER BART.
 THIS MEMORIAL
WAS RESTORED BY
WEXHAM.PARISH.COUNCIL
IN 1995, THE 50TH. ANNIVERSARY
OF THE END
OF THE 1939-45 WAR.

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Markings: A highly corroded nameplate features what might just be a lion rampant.

Manufacturer: Probably Joseph Evans.

Whitchurch, Bucks. See separate page.


wing The village pump in Wing, Bucks, has had a welcome bit of sprucing up. Thanks to John Hurst for the updated photo and the comment that the handle is clamped to the body of the pump. The inscription on the front reads: wing
TO
COMMEMORATE
THE MARRIAGE
OF THE
PRINCE OF WALES
WITH THE
PRINCESS ALEXANDRA
OF DENMARK
MARCH 10TH
1863
 
 Markings: None other reported.

Manufacturer: Unk.

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