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Well house and pump

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Location

Street:Lewes Road
Town:Ringmer
Parish:Ringmer
Council:Lewes District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN8
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:On The Green, faces south onto the northern side of Lewes Road
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:94
Grid reference:D9
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.

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Makers

Name : Charles A. Wells

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General Information

Commissioned by: R. & S.H. Rickman
Construction period:1883
Installation date:1883
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Ringmer Parish Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Building listing:II
Description:Small building of lychgate type built of, wood on brick piers with a hipped tiled roof, and containing an iron wheel and pump.
Signatures:Raised letters in the cast iron around the upper part of the wheel stand:
C.A.WELLS LEWES
Inscription:Raised letters painted white on the green painted, cast iron backplate of the trough:

WELL & PUMP
CONSTRUCTED & PRESENTED
TO THE
PARISH OF RINGMER
FOR THE USE OF THE
INHABITANTS & WAYFARERS
BY
R. & S.H. RICKMAN.
1883
CHARLES.A.WELLS
ENGINEER
LEWES

Painted white letters on wooden sign inside the roof of the well house:

TAKE NOTICE
This Well & Pump are
placed under the care
of the Police Officer.
By Order of the Trustees.

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Roadside / Wayside, Free Standing, Composite
Object type1:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Pump
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Pump and wheel
     Material:Cast iron, painted green
     Height (cm):175
     Width (cm):85
     Depth (cm):145
Part 2:Trough with inscribed back plate
     Material:Cast iron, painted green & white
     Height (cm):62
     Width (cm):48
     Depth (cm):65
Part 3:Housing
     Material:Wood and slate
     Height (cm):360
     Width (cm):370
     Depth (cm):270

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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:Paintwork slightly weather-worn
Date of on-site inspection:06/08/2008

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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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