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Latitude: 51.9282 / 51°55'41"N
Longitude: -0.0991 / 0°5'56"W
OS Eastings: 530800
OS Northings: 227227
OS Grid: TL308272
Mapcode National: GBR K94.5RF
Mapcode Global: VHGNW.7SGQ
Entry Name: Village Pump and Wellhouse (On Green 90 Metres to North of Church)
Listing Date: 31 May 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1347924
English Heritage Legacy ID: 159497
Location: Ardeley, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2
District: East Hertfordshire
Civil Parish: Ardeley
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Ardeley
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
Village Pump and
(on green 90m to N
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: TL3080027227
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