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Village pump

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Main Street
Town:Northiam
Parish:Northiam
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN31
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Public Park
Access is:Public
Location note:On the Green, faces south-west onto the main road, near to the village sign
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:64
Grid reference:B4
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:TQ830240

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General Information

Construction period:1907
Installation date:1907
Unveiling date:1907
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Northiam Parish Council
Description:Cast iron pump with tap set on a stone base and housed in a lych-gate type gazebo. The pump is pyramidal in shape at the top and finished off with a fleur-de-lys. Near the rafters of the gazebo, there is a round plaque celebrating Northiam's inclusion in the Domesday Book.
Inscription:Bronze plaque with roughly incised letters affixed to the front of the pump:

AS A GRATEFUL THANK OFFERING
THIS WELL IS PRESENTED
TO THE
VILLAGERS OF NORTHIAM
MAY. 1907.
E.C.M.
“LET HIM THAT IS ATHIRST COME.
AND WHOSOEVER WILL, LET HIM.
TAKE THE WATER OF LIFE FREELY.
REV XXII 17

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Classification

Categories:Composite, Commemorative, Functional
Object type1:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Drinking Fountain
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Gazebo
     Material:Wood and slate
     Height (cm):420
     Width (cm):450
     Depth (cm):300
Part 2:Pump
     Material:Cast iron
     Height (cm):240
     Width (cm):58
     Depth (cm):58
Part 3:Base
     Material:Brick and stone
     Height (cm):28
     Width (cm):58
     Depth (cm):58

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Condition 1 of type:Surface
     Condition 1: Corrosion, deterioration
     More details:Cast iron pump rusting in various places.
Date of on-site inspection:20/05/2008

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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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