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Pump in Market Place

A Grade II Listed Building in Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire

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Latitude: 52.0319 / 52°1'54"N

Longitude: -0.4929 / 0°29'34"W

OS Eastings: 503485

OS Northings: 238126

OS Grid: TL034381

Mapcode National: GBR G39.G6K

Mapcode Global: VHFQT.D6S5

Entry Name: Pump in Market Place

Listing Date: 17 July 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1321449

English Heritage Legacy ID: 37404

Location: Ampthill, Central Bedfordshire, MK45

County: Central Bedfordshire

Civil Parish: Ampthill

Built-Up Area: Ampthill

Traditional County: Bedfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ampthill

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


Pump in Market Place
TL 0338 1/11 17.7.51.


Stone obelisk on a vermiculated plinth, fitted respectively with iron handle
and spout for use as the Town Pump. Iron socket at apex for a lamp (which
survives only in design by Chambers in the collection of Mrs Shuttleworth
of Old Warden Park, near Biggleswade). At the foot of the obelisk the
distance to an important town in each direction is engraved on the appropriate
face. Beneath these distances tile following inscription runs round the

Listing NGR: TL0348538126

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