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Description: Public Pump 12 Metres North of Rosemary Cottage
Date Listed: 19 September 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 159925
OS Grid Reference: TL4171013495
OS Grid Coordinates: 541710, 213495
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8021, 0.0538
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TL 4113 HUNSDON ACORN STREET
8/4 Public Pump
12 metres N of
- Rosemary Cottage
Public pump. C19. Cast iron. A complex wayside public pump,
marked 'CLIMAX' in 2 places and '235/15' on upturned pressure
vessel over spout. The pump consists of a tapering vertical
barrel with a horizontal flanged spout on one side with turncock
and spurred spout end. The barrel is topped by a short vertical
iron frame carrying a large fly-wheel, with 5 serpentine spokes,
on the rear side and a large and small toothed gearwheel on the
front. The larger gear has an eccentric connection rod to a
stirrup fixed to a vertical pumprod below. An upper guide to the
rod with a loop to allow the sideways play of the stirrup is
fixed to the front of the barrel. Circular piston cap and bottom
flange to the barrel are bolted to a round-ended iron plate flush
with the paving. Part of a group with Rosemary Cottage and Rose
Listing NGR: TL4171013495
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Source: English Heritage
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