Rye, East Sussex (click on photograph to bring up bigger/better version).
All photos by Paul Snelling - thanks, Paul - except where shown.
in Landgate St, Rye, East Sussex.
|Not a lot
left of this one, in Tower Street, either. It's outside the 1869
Markings: A beautifully clear "S.Owens & Co, Engineers, London.".
Manufacturer: S. Owens.
presented wooden-boxed lead pump in what used to be called Pump St., but is now
Church Square. The tank carries two embossed designs, very worn but possibly
depicting drinking cups surmounted by crosses, the letters "RC", and a date -
1826. The lead "rat's tail" downpipe is exposed behind a metal grille.
A plaque to one side recounts some of the history
relating to the water tower.
Markings: None other reported.
|Yet another derelict pump, opposite
Jempson's old premises in
what was Hind Yard, Wish Ward, Rye.
from Tina Jones: