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Village Pump and Wellhouse (On Green 90 Metres to North of Church), Ardeley

Description: Village Pump and Wellhouse (On Green 90 Metres to North of Church)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 May 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159497

OS Grid Reference: TL3080227228
OS Grid Coordinates: 530802, 227228
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9282, -0.0991

Location: School Lane, Ardeley, Hertfordshire SG2 7AH

Locality: Ardeley
Local Authority: East Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG2 7AH

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Listing Text

(north side)

9/4 Village Pump and
(on green 90m to N
of church)


Pump and wellhouse. Circa 1917 by F C Eden for John Howard
Carter of The Bury. Cast iron pump with large flywheel. Red
brick wellhouse with plastered panels and hexagonal old red tile
cap with gilded vane and bellcast eaves. Pump has 2 iron
openwork trestles supporting a single-throw crank with iron gear.
Wooden handle to 4 foot diameter flywheel with 6 straight oval-
section spokes. Axle mounted to LH side with pivot of heavy pump
counterweight at lower level under. Parallel motion linked to
opposite side of trestle. Hexhagonal tall wellhouse with open
lower stage on brick piers with oak beams between, supporting a
panelled short upper stage with corbelled eaves. Pairs of piers
linked by brick benches with oak seats on 3 sides. Pebble and red
tile paving. Interior has relieving arches to beams and central
roof post carried on 3 intersecting cross-beams. Centrepiece of
picturesque Blaise Hamlet type scheme at The Green. (Branch
Johnson (1970) 93: Pevsner (1977) 73).

Listing NGR: TL3080227228

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Source: English Heritage

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