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Water pump

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Author: Anthony McIntosh
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Location

Street:Tower Street
Town:Rye
Parish:Rye
Council:Rother District Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:TN31
Location on Google Map
Object setting:On building
and in:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Facing south-east onto Tower Street at the junction with Rope Walk
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:86
Grid reference:G2
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

Company/Group :S.Owens & Co., London
     Role:Foundry

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General Information

Construction period:1869
Installation date:1869
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Rye Town Council
Description:A large, decorative arch set into the wall of what recently were public toilets. The arch holds a circular window above two arched windows. The inner aspect of the top of the arch, under the decorative brick work, holds an inscription. In between the two lower, arched windows is what appears to be a brown glazed ceramic pipe topped with a capital of composite order. In front of the arch is a cast iron water pump, now not functioning.
Signatures:Raised cast iron letters to the front of the water pump:
S.OWENS & CO.
ENGINEERS
LONDON

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Classification

Categories:Functional, Composite, Architectural, Roadside / Wayside
Object type1:Building
     Object subtype1:Pump
Object type2:Fountain
     Object subtype1:Pump
Subject type1:Non-figurative

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Object Parts

Part 1:Water pump
     Material:Cast iron
     Height (cm):105
     Width (cm):30
     Depth (cm):40
Part 2:Windowed arch
     Material:Stone and glass
     Height (cm):345
     Width (cm):310
     Depth (cm):24

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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:Some weather wearing to the detail of the capital and decorative brickwork.
Condition 2 of type:Structural
     Condition 1: Broken or missing parts
     More details:Top and handle of water pump missing.
Date of on-site inspection:18/09/2008

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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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