Categories of Special Interest
Artistic, Social, Technical
1850 - 1890
Cast-iron water pump, erected c.1870, with banded shaft, curved handle, fluted neck and fluted cap with pineapple finial. Foliate decoration where spout meets neck. Set on platform with stone trough.
This water pump has an unusually comprehensive repertoire of artistic detailing including banding, fluting, and foliate decoration to the spout. The pump is located at the junction of three streets, a typically busy location for a water source for the community. While no longer in use today, it makes a pleasant visual contribution to the streetscape.