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Village pump

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:The Green
Town:Newick
Parish:Newick
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN8
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Next to the Newick village sign, opposite The Bull public house.
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:71
Grid reference:K1
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TQ 4121

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General Information

Commissioned by: Richard Fuller (local plumber)
Construction period:1897
Installation date:1897
Unveiling date:20/06/1897
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Newick Parish Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Description:Faces north west on grassed area at the side of the road. Erected to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. Stone obelisk with acroteria-like top and trough. The spout is of patinated iron and has the form of a lion's head. The handle has the form of its tail.
Inscription:Top of pump, NW face, small oval inset metal plaque:
V.R.

Top of pump, NE face, small oval inset metal plaque:
1837

Top of pump, SW face, small oval inset metal plaque:
1897

NW face, underneath oval plaque, octagonal metal plaque with raised letters:

NOTICE.
THIS PUMP MUST NOT
BE USED FOR FILLING
STEAM ENGINES
ANY PERSON FOUND
DAMAGING THIS PUMP
WILL BE PROSECUTED

Raised metal crown underneath followed by a second octagonal metal plaque with raised letters:

ERECTED BY THE PEOPLE OF NEWICK,
TO COMMEMORATE
THE HAPPY COMPLETION BY
QUEEN VICTORIA
- THROUGH THE GRACE OF GOD –
OF THE SIXTIETH YEAR
OF HER GOOD AND GLORIOUS REIGN.
JUNE 20TH 1897

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Free Standing, Composite, Commemorative, Animal, Sculptural
Object type1:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Drinking Trough
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Head

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Object Parts

Part 1:Trough
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):40
     Width (cm):90
     Depth (cm):57
Part 2:Outflow stone
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):50
     Width (cm):30
     Depth (cm):56
Part 3:Pump
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):223
     Width (cm):75
     Depth (cm):107
Part 4:Stepped (3) base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):30
     Width (cm):260
     Depth (cm):260
Part 5:Lion's head
     Material:Iron, coloured green / blue
     Height (cm):25
     Width (cm):25
     Depth (cm):28
Part 6:Handle
     Material:Iron, coloured green / blue
     Height (cm):100
     Width (cm):10
     Depth (cm):60

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Biological growth
     Condition 2: Metallic staining
     More details:Biological growth. Metallic staining under all metal elements.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     Condition 2: Replaced parts
     Condition 3: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
     Condition 4: Water collection
     More details:Small chips to the water trough at the edges with generalised water erosion. Outflow has an old break that has visibly been repaired. Some small chips to the corners of the base of the pump. Handle is functional although no water flow. Top of pump, SE face, small oval inset metal plaque appears to be missing.
Date of on-site inspection:21/12/2007

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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