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Ashby de la Launde, Pump
Ashby de la Launde, Pump
Ashby de la Launde, Pump

This fine cast-iron pump in the centre of the village carries the following inscription:

Erected by N H Reeve in Commemoration of Queen Victoria's Jubilee, June 1887.

The Reeves of Leadenham Hall owned much of the land in Ashby parish.

Hilary Healey, c1965

Ashby De La Launde, water, pump, Reeve, Leadenham Hall,
Ashby de la Launde, Water Tower
Ashby de la Launde, Water Tower
Ashby de la Launde, Water Tower

A reinforced concrete structure close to the road in the village centre (TF 054 550).

The tower provides a useful support for local broadband transmission.

June 2013

Ashby De La Launde, water tower
Aubourn, Water Standpost
Aubourn, Water Standpost
Aubourn, Water Standpost

Refurbished cast iron water standpost. Manufactured by Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock.

Provided village water supply until disconnected. Two other identical water standposts in Aubourn and one in the neighbouring village of Haddington. 

DB 15th February 2018

Aubourn, Water, Standpost, Standpipe, Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd
Bassingham, Water Standpost
Bassingham, Water Standpost
Bassingham, Water Standpost

Community water standpost retained for interest.

Very similar standposts in Aubourn, Haddington and Navenby 

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, Water, Standpost, Standpipe
Baumber, Water Tower
Baumber, Water Tower
Baumber, Water Tower

This small water tower on the northern edge of the village close to the church (TF 222746) is now redundant.

The capacity of the cast-iron tank was about 6600 gallons (30 cu.m.).

October 2011

Baumber, water tower
Belton House, Gardens
Belton House, Gardens
Belton House, Gardens

This fine postcard depicts the garden with the fountain in full flow.

The fountain is believed to have been pumped by a pump made by John Braithwaite in 1817 and now in store at the Science Museum.

The pump was powered by a waterwheel which still survives in situ.

Braithwaite's detailed invoice for the work survives in the Brownlow deposit at Lincolnshire Archives and it is a remarkable list of parts together with details of the labour for installation.

This sunken formal garden and fountain are recognisable today, though the garden design is much simplified and water no longer issues from the fountain.

1930s photograph

 

 

Belton Kesteven, gardens, waterwheel, pump,
Belton House, Park, First World War Water Tank
Belton House, Park, First World War Water Tank
Belton House, Park, First World War Water Tank

Concrete water tank on the hillside below Bellmount Tower. Used to supply water to the army camp in Belton Park during the first World War.     

DB 18 December 2017

Belton Kesteven, Belton House, Water Tank
Belton House, Pumphouse
Belton House, Pumphouse
Belton House, Pumphouse

The small building astride a branch of the Witham to the west of Belton House contains a waterwheel fitted in the early 19th century to drive a water pump.

Water from the river was pumped to tanks in the roof of the house where it could be used in the event of fire.

A second pipe led to the fine fountain in the formal gardens to the north of the house.

2011

Belton Kesteven, pumphouse, Witham
Belton House, Pumphouse Waterwheel
Belton House, Pumphouse Waterwheel
Belton House, Pumphouse Waterwheel

This waterwheel, 12 feet in diameter, is made of cast iron. It stands over a branch of the river Witham and is controlled by the sluice on the extreme right of the picture.

The wheel drove a 4-cylinder pump, built by John Braithwaite in the 1817 and dismantled in 1933. Water was pumped up to the house and to the fountain in the formal gardens.

2011 

Belton Kesteven, waterwheel, Belton House, John Braithwaite
Belton Village, Pump Milestone
Belton Village, Pump Milestone
Belton Village, Pump Milestone

"Pump and milestone in the form of an obelisk. c1820, restored C20. By Jeffry Wyatville"

"One of a number of estate buildings by Wyatville for -John, first Earl Brownlow of Belton House"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1187955 

DB 18 June 2018

Belton Kesteven, Pump & Milestone, Jeffry Wyatville, Earl Brownlow
Binbrook, Pump & Bollards, Market Place
Binbrook, Pump & Bollards, Market Place
Binbrook, Pump & Bollards, Market Place

"Pump and 5 bollards.

1910 by Amies and Barford, Peterborough.

Cast iron.

Octagonal pillar pump with moulded base and top, decorated with relief roses and fleur de lys.

Decorated cast iron spout and swept handle.

The bollards are in the form of tapering collared cannon with balls in the mouths.

Nearby a square ashlar stone base now used for a lampstand, records that the pump was erected by public inscription in 1910"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1147879 

DB 10 October 2018

Binbrook, Water Pump, Bollards, Amies and Barford
Bracebridge Heath, Pump House to Bracebridge Heath Service Reservoir
Bracebridge Heath, Pump House to Bracebridge Heath Service Reservoir
Bracebridge Heath, Pump House to Bracebridge Heath Service Reservoir

"Pump house. 1912. Designed by Niel McKechnie Barron, in the Baroque Revival style"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061752 

DB 28 January 2019

Bracebridge Heath, Pump House to Bracebridge Heath Service Reservoir, Niel McKechnie Barron
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Water Tower
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Water Tower
Bracebridge Heath, St John's Hospital, Water Tower

St John’s Hospital was built as the County Pauper Lunatic Asylum in 1852.  It was in effect a large self-contained community.

The water tower of 1924-25 is built of reinforced concrete and is 38m (125ft) high.

September 2013

(The water tower was demolished July 2014 DB)

Bracebridge Heath, water tower, asylum
Branston, Waterworks
Branston, Waterworks
Branston, Waterworks

In 1879 a waterwheel-powered waterworks was installed by Charles Hett of Brigg for the Melville family of Branston.

Water from a sluice in Branston Beck was used to turn this waterwheel which, in turn, drove pumps to raise water from a spring.

It was pumped to Branston Old Hall (and, later, to the New Hall when it was completed in 1886).

Ken Redmore, 2009
Branston, waterworks, hett, waterwheel, melville,
Branston, Waterworks
Branston, Waterworks
Branston, Waterworks

In 1879 a waterwheel-powered waterworks was installed by Charles Hett of Brigg for the Melville family of Branston.

Water from a sluice in Branston Beck was used to turn this waterwheel which, in turn, drove pumps to raise water from a spring.

It was pumped to Branston Old Hall (and, later, to the New Hall when it was completed in 1886).

The pumps in the foreground were installed later together with a gas engine to supplement the original equipment.

Ken Redmore, 2009

 

Branston, waterworks, hett, waterwheel, melville,
Burgh on Bain, Pump
Burgh on Bain, Pump
Burgh on Bain, Pump

Village water pump located on Mill Lane.

DB 9 September 2018

Burgh on Bain,
Burton by Lincoln, well
Burton by Lincoln, well
Burton by Lincoln, well

The recently restored well head in the main street of Burton by Lincoln is a late 19th century structure.

The plaque bears the inscription: "1867 Presented by the Monson Estate for water supply for the village”.

There is a second such water supply further up the hill in the village.

Pearl Wheatley, 2011


Burton By Lincoln, well, monson,
Carlton le Moorland, Water Standpost, Church Street
Carlton le Moorland, Water Standpost, Church Street
Carlton le Moorland, Water Standpost, Church Street

Cast iron standpost for village water supply.

Manufactured by Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock.

Located near church.

Very similar standposts in Bassingham and other local villages.

DB 13 June 2018 

Carlton le Moorland, water, standpost
Coleby, Well Houses
Coleby, Well Houses
Coleby, Well Houses

"18th Century Well Houses

At the south end of Blind Lane stone wellhouses cover the two old parish wells, a reminder of a time when water had to be drawn up in a bucket and carried home.

In 1896 the older of the two wells (flat top) was closed because of its dangerous condition.

In the same year a pump was attached to the other well (coned top). In 1905 this well was deepened and it remained in continuous use until piped water was laid to standpipes in the village in 1932"

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/Coleby/section.asp?docId=57823 

DB 9 May 2018

Coleby, Well House, water, pump, standpipes
Corby Glen, High Street, Pump
Corby Glen, High Street, Pump
Corby Glen, High Street, Pump

C19 water pump.

A second similar pump can be found in the Market Place.

DB 27 June 2018

Corby Glen, Pump, High Street
Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump
Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump
Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump

C19 water pump.

DB 15 April 2018

Corby Glen, Market Place, Pump
Dorrington, Water Tower
Dorrington, Water Tower
Dorrington, Water Tower

Sleaford Rural District Council was well in advance of the times when it erected the water tower at Dorrington in 1910.

Few small communities in rural Lincolnshire had such a good and reliable water supply at the time.

The tower remains in good condition though it is no longer in use.

Ken Redmore, 2004

Dorrington, water supply,
Evedon, Water Tower
Evedon, Water Tower
Evedon, Water Tower

In 1915 Sleaford Rural District Council built this water tower to serve the local area.

It became redundant in the 1960s and in 1989, with extensions built on either side.

It was converted into a dwelling, losing the tank in the process.

Neil Wright, 2001

Evedon, water,
Evedon, Water Tower
Evedon, Water Tower
Evedon, Water Tower

In 1915 Sleaford Rural District Council built this water tower to serve the local area.

It became redundant in the 1960s and in 1989, with extensions built on either side.

It was converted into a dwelling, losing the tank in the process.

Neil Wright, 2001

Evedon, water,
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Ash Grove
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Ash Grove
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Ash Grove

Modern water tower viewed from the west near the junction of Ash Grove with Chestnut Avenue.

DB 6 August 2019 

Gainsborough, Water Tower, Ash Grove
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Sandsfield Lane
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Sandsfield Lane
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Sandsfield Lane

Water tower(?) to the east of Holy Trinity Church on Sandsfield Lane.

Perhaps used to service Marshall's Britannia Iron Works?

DB 6 August 2019 

Gainsborough, Water Tower, Sandsfield Lane
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill

The water tower on Cox's Hill (or Summer Hill), Gainsborough, was erected in 1897.

A memorial tablet alongside gives full details.

It provided a water supply to the upper part of the town which could not be served by the adjacent service reservoirs.

It was superseded by the Ash Grove water tower.

Postcard, 1906

 

Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill

"Water tower. 1897-8. Engineer Henry Riley"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261882 

"Built against a reservoir embankment"

No longer in use and has been superseded by the Ash Grove Tower.  

DB 6 August 2019 

Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill, Henry Riley
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill

"At ground-floor level there is a marble plaque with pedimented sandstone surround.

Its inscription records that construction of the tower and reservoir was commenced by the Urban District Council of Gainsborough in 1897 and lists the names of members of the council, the clerk, engineer, and contractor"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1261882 

DB 6 August 2019 

Gainsborough, Water Tower, Summer Hill
Gedney, Water Tower
Gedney, Water Tower
Gedney, Water Tower

The water tower on Chapelgate in Gedney (TF 414245), close to the A17, has a design found at several locations in the Anglian Water region.

It provides a convenient support for radio communication and phone networks.

June 2013

Gedney, water tower
Grantham, Conduit
Grantham, Conduit
Grantham, Conduit

The conduit in the Market Place dates from 1597.

It is square with stepped buttresses, a crenellated parapet and obelisks.

undated postcard

Grantham, conduit
Grimsby, Town Hall Square, Waterworks Offices
Grimsby, Town Hall Square, Waterworks Offices
Grimsby, Town Hall Square, Waterworks Offices

"Grimsby Waterworks offices, now accountants' offices.

1896 by Hewins and Colson, architects; Hewins and Goodhand, builders"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1379887 

DB 13 October 2018 

Grimsby, Grimsby Waterworks offices, Hewins and Colson, Goodhand
Gunby, Reservoir
Gunby, Reservoir
Gunby, Reservoir

A water supply system for Gunby Hall was installed in the meadowland to the south-east in the nineteenth century.

A natural spring was piped into this small covered reservoir and then pumped to the Hall.

February 2013

Gunby, water supply, reservoir
Haddington, Water Standpost
Haddington, Water Standpost
Haddington, Water Standpost

Refurbished cast iron water standpost located on village green near the Millenium Sculpture. Manufactured by Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock.

Provided village water supply until disconnected. Three identical water standposts in the neighbouring village of Aubourn.

DB 7 February 2018 

Haddington, Water, standpost, standpipe , Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd
Harmston, Pump Shelter
Harmston, Pump Shelter
Harmston, Pump Shelter

"Pump, School Lane/Hill Top.

C20 shelter over the site of a public pump, important up to the mid C20 as a source of a public water supply.

Conical roof of Rosemary tiles supported on oak posts resting on padstones"

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/6805.pdf 

DB 8 May 2018   

Harmston, Pump, Shelter, Water, pump, shelter
Harmston, Water Standpost
Harmston, Water Standpost
Harmston, Water Standpost

"Hydrant, Chapel Lane.

Cast iron street hydrant installed as part of the provision of a public water supply in the mid C20.

Domed topped with a distinctive lions head, the mouth forming the spout and with a grid below to stand a bucket.

Cast by Glenfield and Kennedy of Kilmarnock.

Examples can be found in several villages in the northern half of the District" 

https://www.n-kesteven.gov.uk/_resources/assets/attachment/full/0/6805.pdf 
 
DB 8 May 2018   
Harmston, water, standpost, standpipe, Hydrant, Glenfield and Kennedy
Hemswell, Water Tower
Hemswell, Water Tower
Hemswell, Water Tower

RAF Hemswell was used by RAF Bomber Command from 1937 to 1957.

Construction of the buildings, including this water tower, was from 1935-36.

This design was used at other RAF stations of the same period.  The tower is made of reinforced concrete.

September 2013

Hemswell, RAF water tower
Hougham, Village Water Pump
Hougham, Village Water Pump
Hougham, Village Water Pump

Located at the edge of the village green on Manor Lane.

DB 28 August 2018

Hougham, Water, Pump
Lea, Village Pump
Lea, Village Pump
Lea, Village Pump

The village pump in Lea, near Gainsborough, in 1908.

Before the days of mains water supply, water for a villager's drinking and cooking was pumped from a well.

Most properties - provided there was a suitable supply nearby - had their own wells and pumps.

Other householders had to collect water in pails from the village pump, although rainwater collected in a butt was used for laundry.

Postcard, 1908

Lea, village pump, water supply,
Leadenham, Well Head, Main Road
Leadenham, Well Head, Main Road
Leadenham, Well Head, Main Road

"Drinking fountain. 1867. Ashlar with a diamond patterned slate roof"

The frieze contains an inscription :-

"In memory of John and Susan Reeve ...."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1061873 

DB 25 March 2019

Leadenham, Well Head, Main Road
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Legbourne, Pump, Main Street

Village pump with the former school visible in the background. 

"Pump. 1877"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1359662 

DB 29 June 2019

Legbourne, Pump, Main Street
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain

The fountain is center image and jets of water should be rising from top of the structure - unfortunately not working.

Local signage states :-

"The Lake is a key feature of The Arboretum.

The designer Edward Milner intended it to be both an ornamental and practical feature as it was designed to collect water from the many springs on the site.

The Fountain was erected in 1911, 39 years after ,the opening of The Arboretum, to celebrate the inauguration of Lincoln's new water supply from Elksley Water Works.

The introduction of the new water supply was greeted with great celebration and the fountain is composed of cores taken from the bore hole at Elksley" 

DB 1 August 2019

Lincoln, Arboretum, Fountain
Lincoln, Well Lane Pump
Lincoln, Well Lane Pump
Lincoln, Well Lane Pump

This public pump is at the junction of Well Lane and Steep Hill.

May 2013

IA and Bridges, well lane, well
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Conduit House
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Conduit House
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Conduit House

Conduit House in Belton Park, Londonthorpe. Originally supplied spring water to Belton House and still supplies two troughs in the park.

DB 19 August 2016

Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Conduit House
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Well Head
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Well Head
Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Well Head

Grade II listed Well Head in Belton Park, Londonthorpe near the Conduit House.

DB 19 August 2016

Londonthorpe, Belton Park, Well Head
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse

"Former pump house. Mid C19, restored 1977"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1264804 

"In the early 20th century, houses began to be connected to electricity, with others supplied by a village pump or their own well.

Eventually the Brownlow estate connected water and electricity to all households"

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manthorpe,_Grantham 

DB 30 June 2018

Manthorpe by Grantham, Pumphouse, Brownlow
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse
Manthorpe, Pumphouse

Plaque recording restoration of the pumphouse

"To Comemorate the Silver Jubilee of

H.M. QUEEN ELIZABETH II

7th June 1977." 

DB 30 June 2018

Manthorpe by Grantham, Pumphouse, Silver Jubilee
Market Rasen, Market Place, Water Pump
Market Rasen, Market Place, Water Pump
Market Rasen, Market Place, Water Pump

Victorian water pump.

DB 8 April 2019

Market Rasen, Water Pump
Metheringham, RAF Metheringham, Water Tower
Metheringham, RAF Metheringham, Water Tower
Metheringham, RAF Metheringham, Water Tower

The water tower at RAF Metheringham (TF 102598).

The airfield was the home to 106 Bomber Squadron from 1943 to the end of the war.

Over 200 operations flew from here and 57 Lancaster bombers were lost.

There is a small visitor centre on the site.

Peter Stevenson

Metheringham, RAF, water tower,
Metheringham, Water Standpost
Metheringham, Water Standpost
Metheringham, Water Standpost
Cast iron standpost for village water supply.
 
At the junction of Prince's Street and High Street near the market crosses.
 
Manufactured by Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock.

Very similar standposts in Navenby and other local villages.
 
DB 22 April 2019 
Metheringham, Water Standpost
Navenby, Water Standpost, Clint Lane
Navenby, Water Standpost, Clint Lane
Navenby, Water Standpost, Clint Lane

Refurbished cast iron standpost for village water supply.

Manufactured by Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock.

Located on Clint Lane with two identical standposts situated on High Street

Very similar standposts in Aubourn and Haddington.

DB 19 March 2018

Navenby, Water, standpost, standpipe, Glenfield and Kennedy
Newton by Folkingham, Water Tower
Newton by Folkingham, Water Tower
Newton by Folkingham, Water Tower

The water tower at Newton is on a highpoint (61m) halfway between the village centre and the A52.

September 2013

Newton by Folkingham, water tower
Normanton, Pump & Milestone
Normanton, Pump & Milestone
Normanton, Pump & Milestone

Inscription reads :-

"From Lincoln 18 miles, From Grantham 7 miles, From London 117 miles"

Early C19. 

DB 26 March 2018

Normanton, Pump, Milestone
Normanton, Pump (?)
Normanton, Pump (?)
Normanton, Pump (?)

Located on west side of Main Street on southern edge of the village. 

DB 26 March 2018

Normanton, Pump
Potterhanworth, Water Tower
Potterhanworth, Water Tower
Potterhanworth, Water Tower

The water tower in Potterhanworth was built in 1903 and financed by an endowment from Christ’s Hospital.

A capacity of 37,000 gallons was supplied from a 150 foot deep artesian bore hole.

The rooms beneath the tank were used by the Home Guard in World War 2. Redundant in 1978, the building was converted into a private home in 1995.

Mark Acton, 2013

Potterhanworth, water tower, Home Guard
Quadring, Water Tower
Quadring, Water Tower
Quadring, Water Tower

The reinforced concrete water tower at Quadring, octagonal in plan, was erected in 1954. It is shown here partly demolished in 1994.

Photo courtesy Hilary Healey

Quadring, water tower
Saxilby, Pipe Bridge, Bridge Street
Saxilby, Pipe Bridge, Bridge Street
Saxilby, Pipe Bridge, Bridge Street

Constructed following a typhoid outbreak in Lincoln 1904.

This pipe bridge was constructed to carry clean water from Elkesley, Nottinghamshire, across the Fossdyke Navigation, and on to Westgate Tower, Lincoln.

DB 19 June 2018

Saxilby, Pipe Bridge, water, typhoid
Sleaford, Carre's Hospital, Eastgate
Sleaford, Carre's Hospital, Eastgate
Sleaford, Carre's Hospital, Eastgate

"Garden in front with pump"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062145 

DB 24 July 2018  

Sleaford, Carre's Hospital, Bede Houses, Pump
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place

"Gothic style canopy.

Inscription on cornice of roof:- In memory of Frederick William/6th Earl and 2nd Marquis of Bristol/by a few of his Lincolnshire tenantry/ erected in the year of our Lord 1874.

Stone slate pyramid roof with finial of coat of arms and coronet supported on 4 polished granite columns with stone bases and with oak-leaf capitals.

Frieze with inscription and vine scroll"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360443 

DB 20 June 2018

Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, 6th Earl and 2nd Marquis of Bristol
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place

"KEEP THE PAVEMENT DRY

T.KENNEDY PATENTEE

KILMARNOCK" 

Many water stand pipes supplied to Lincolnshire villages by Glenfield and Kennedy.

https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Glenfield_and_Kennedy 

DB 20 June 2018

Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, T.KENNEDY, KILMARNOCK
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place
Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, Market Place

"Inscription on cornice of roof:- In memory of Frederick William/6th Earl and 2nd Marquis of Bristol/by a few of his Lincolnshire tenantry/ erected in the year of our Lord 1874"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1360443 

DB 20 June 2018

Sleaford, Drinking Fountain, 6th Earl and 2nd Marquis of Bristol, Inscription
South Owersby, South Owersby House, pump
South Owersby, South Owersby House, pump
South Owersby, South Owersby House, pump

A nineteenth-century pump.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

South Owersby, pump
Spalding, Chatterton Tower
Spalding, Chatterton Tower
Spalding, Chatterton Tower

Chatterton Tower, an iconic landmark in the center of Spalding, is a water tower built in 1955.

https://www.spaldingvoice.co.uk/feature-the-landmark-through-which-every-drop-of-fresh-water-in-spalding-area-passes/ 

DB 2 October 2019

Spalding, Chatterton Tower
Stenigot, RAF Stenigot, Water Tower
Stenigot, RAF Stenigot, Water Tower
Stenigot, RAF Stenigot, Water Tower

The radar site is located on top of a hill at 151 m above Ordnance Datum and a good supply of water would have been required for fire-fighting.

It was demolished in 1996. The "domestic” site located half a mile away to the NE had its own water tower which survives today.


Chris Lester, 1995

Stenigot, RAF Stenigot, radar, water tower,
Stoke Rochford, Pump
Stoke Rochford, Pump
Stoke Rochford, Pump

Village water pump.

Mid C19.

DB 17 May 2018

Stoke Rochford, Village water pump
Thimbleby, Village Pump
Thimbleby, Village Pump
Thimbleby, Village Pump

This pump, on the village main street, has been in use until relatively recently. It dates from 1857 and is Grade II Listed for its group value.

The notice on the pump casing reads: "This water is unfit to drink”

June 2013

Thimbleby, Village Pump
Thorganby, Waterwheel
Thorganby, Waterwheel
Thorganby, Waterwheel

The interior of the wheelhouse. It served as a corn mill through the nineteenth century and then, in the early twentieth century, it was converted to power an electricity generator.

The mill pond created in the small stream may have been used as a sheep dip.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Thorganby, Hall waterwheel
Welby, Village Pump
Welby, Village Pump
Welby, Village Pump

Located north side of Main Street near the bus shelter.

DB 18 June 2018

Welby, Pump
Wellingore, Water Standpost
Wellingore, Water Standpost
Wellingore, Water Standpost

Cast iron standpost for village water supply.

Manufactured by Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock.

Located Grosvenor Square.

Very similar standposts in Navenby and other local villages.

DB 29 May 2018

Wellingore, Water Standpost
Welton, Village Pump
Welton, Village Pump
Welton, Village Pump

The village pump at Welton is located on the Green.

Pearl Wheatley, 2012

Welton, village pump
Withcall, Water Supply Reservoir
Withcall, Water Supply Reservoir
Withcall, Water Supply Reservoir
Withcall, Water supply reservoir
Withcall, Water Wheel
Withcall, Water Wheel
Withcall, Water Wheel
Withcall, waterwheel