Survey Data

Reg No

30814014


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Artistic Social Technical


Original Use

Water pump


In Use As

Water pump


Date

1850 - 1890


Coordinates

198109, 297358


Date Recorded

27/06/2003


Date Updated

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Description

Cast-iron water pump, erected c.1870, comprising cylindrical shaft with horizontal banding, fluted upper section with cow's tail pumping arm, spout and pointed finial. Enclosed by coursed random limestone wall.

Appraisal

Located on the outskirts of Jamestown, this water pump is well maintained and is a socially significant feature in the village. The banding and fluting on the pump add artistic interest to this functional object. Water pumps are technically and socially significant structures as the played a vital role within the community at a time before homes had running water.