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Ashby de la Launde, Drinking Fountain
Ashby de la Launde, Drinking Fountain
Ashby de la Launde, Drinking Fountain

The drinking fountain has a badly weathered inscription "Wash thy sin not thy countenance only".

http://parishes.lincolnshire.gov.uk/ashbydelalaundewithbloxholmandtemplebruerwithtemplehighgrange/ 

Shown on the OS 25 inch map published 1905.

Located alongside Main Street at National Grid Reference TF 05274 55078. 

23 November 2020

Ashby De La Launde, Drinking Fountain, water
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
Bardney, Water Tower
Bardney, Water Tower
Bardney, Water Tower

Stated in the Lincolnshire Limewoods Walks leaflet for Bardney that :- 

"The water tower was built around 1903 and stored water from nearby boreholes for use by the village.

It was used until 1938 when mains water was introduced"

Marked as "Pumping Station (Welton R.D.C. Water Works)" on the Six-inch OS Map published 1907. 

Located  at Grid Reference TF115703.

DB 2020

Bardney, Water Tower, Pumping Station
Bassingham, Water Standpost
Bassingham, Water Standpost
Bassingham, Water Standpost

Community water standpost retained for interest.

Very similar standposts by Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock in Aubourn, Coleby, Haddington, Heighington, Navenby, Wellingore and other settlements.

DB 20 April 2018

Bassingham, Water, Standpost, Standpipe, Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd
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, Ice House
Belton House, Gardens, Ice House
Belton House, Gardens, Ice House

"Icehouse, now disused. 1772. Earth mound approx 5m high, with the remains of a brick lined tunnel entrance to the north"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1235811 

DB 25 April 2018

Belton House, Ice House
Belton House, Italian Garden
Belton House, Italian Garden
Belton House, Italian Garden

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, Wilderness Garden, Pumphouse
Belton House, Wilderness Garden, Pumphouse
Belton House, Wilderness Garden, 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, Wilderness Garden, Pumphouse Waterwheel
Belton House, Wilderness Garden, Pumphouse Waterwheel
Belton House, Wilderness Garden, 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
Billingborough, Spring Wells
Billingborough, Spring Wells
Billingborough, Spring Wells

Local signage states "The Spring Wells are natural artesian springs and if you look closely you will see the water bubbling up from the rocks deep below.

The springs are fed by the Lincolnshire Limestone Aquifer, with rain falling on the uplands near Grantham flowing downwards and eastwards along the dipping limestone strata and being forced up under pressure here.

The water is slightly warm and seldom freezes.

The water no doubt attracted early settlers and there is evidence of Iron Age and Roman settlement nearby. 

The water is "chalybeate", meaning it contains iron salts, and as such would have been highly valued by the Victorians for health giving.

The cisterns where the Victorians drew their water by hand can still be seen on either side. 

The springs have only dried up twice in living memory — in 1976 and in the drought of 2011 when the water did not reappear for 6 months" 

DB 6 July 2014

Billingborough, Spring Wells
Billinghay, Water Tower
Billinghay, Water Tower
Billinghay, Water Tower

On the edge of the village at National Grid Reference TF143551.

According to a Tweet by Anglian Water "It holds 0.6million litres and was built in the 1950s"

DB 13 June 2020

Billinghay, Water Tower
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
Blankney, Pump
Blankney, Pump
Blankney, Pump

Water pump located next to the school.

DB 2020

Blankney, Water Pump
Boston, Skirbeck Quarter, Water Tower
Boston, Skirbeck Quarter, Water Tower
Boston, Skirbeck Quarter, Water Tower

Water tower viewed from West End Road, Wyberton.

Located off Garfitts Lane at National Grid Reference TF318424.

Cranage associated with Boston Docks visible in the background. 

DB 21 September 2020

Boston, Skirbeck Quarter, Water Tower
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,
Brattleby, Pump
Brattleby, Pump
Brattleby, Pump

Village pump in front of "Slated Cottages", School Lane.

DB 19 November 2020

Brattleby, Pump
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,
Cammeringham, Pump / Well
Cammeringham, Pump / Well
Cammeringham, Pump / Well

Semicircular indentation in wall facing the B1398 at National Grid Reference SK 948 820 almost opposite the junction with Back Lane.

Marked as a pump on the OS 25 inch map published 1886 and as a well on the map published 1906.

DB 19 November 2020

Cammeringham, Pump, well
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
Caythorpe, Caythorpe Hall, Ice House
Caythorpe, Caythorpe Hall, Ice House
Caythorpe, Caythorpe Hall, Ice House

Remains of "Ice House, circa 1823".

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1062433 

Located next to Fish Ponds at National Grid Reference SK 94086 48772.

DB 22 November 2020

Caythorpe, Ice House to Caythorpe Hall
Coleby, Water Standpost
Coleby, Water Standpost
Coleby, Water Standpost

Water standpost on Hill Rise.

Very similar standposts by Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock in Aubourn, Haddington, Navenby, Heighington, Wellingore and other local villages

DB 15 November 2020

Coleby, Water, Standpost, Standpipe, Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd
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,
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring

The Dunholme Village Character Assessment April 2016 states :-

"The spring located at the foot of St Chad’s Church, at the entrance to Holmes Lane, was bored in 1892 to a depth of 100 ft.

It is a particularly charming streetscape feature, which is subtly integrated into the stone walling which edges the roadside.

It has an interesting history, having been introduced on orders of the Sanitary Authorities, who deemed the water being used in Dunholme as being unfit for human consumption, and a cause of diphtheria in the village.

The spring was restored in 1964 and again in 1987"

https://www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/EasySiteWeb/GatewayLink.aspx?alId=21032 

DB 23 March 2020

Dunholme, water, spring
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring
Dunholme, Spring

"BORED 1892 100 FEET DEEP RESTORED 1963 AND 1987 BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION" 

DB 23 March 2020

Dunholme, water, spring
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,
Fulbeck, Pump
Fulbeck, Pump
Fulbeck, Pump

An inscription round the inside of the pump cover reads :-

"HIS NEAREST KIN THIS SHELTERING STRUCTURE RAISE / TO GRACE THE MEMORY OF HIS KINDLY THOUGHT / A WELL LOVED NEIGHBOUR IN HIS CLOSING DAYS / HITHER A SPARKLING WATER FREELY BROUGHT" 

Stones at the base carry the initials "HPF" and the date "1891". 

DB 26 May 2020

Fulbeck, Pump
Fulbeck, Pump
Fulbeck, Pump
Fulbeck, Pump

A pump marked here on the 25 inch OS map published 1905 but not on the earlier map published 1887.

DB 26 May 2020

Fulbeck, Pump
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 Hall, Ice House Pond
Gunby Hall, Ice House Pond
Gunby Hall, Ice House Pond

The National Trust Ice House Pond Walk states :- 

"Hidden beneath the overgrowth on the eastern side of the pond is the former ice house.

During the winter, ice would have been collected from the pond and stored in the ice house where it could have been used as a source of ice during the summer, pre-refrigeration"

DB 13 September 2016

Gunby Hall, Massingberd, National Trust, Ice House Pond
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
Heighington, Water Standpost
Heighington, Water Standpost
Heighington, Water Standpost

Community water standpost retained for interest.

Very similar standposts by Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock  in Aubourn, Bassingham, Haddington, Navenby and other settlements.

This example on High Street nearly opposite the junction with Beck Lane. 

DB 24 August 2020

Heighington, Water Standpost, 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
Horbling, Well
Horbling, Well
Horbling, Well

"Well. 1711"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309087 

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states " The village is supplied with excellent water from a fine spring, which sends forth a copious stream into four overflowing stone troughs".

DB 7 November 2020

Horbling, Sring, Well
Horbling, Well
Horbling, Well
Horbling, Well

"Plaque attached commemorating the marriage of H.R.H. The Prince of Wales to Lady Diana Spencer in July 1981, and relating the fact that the Constables of Horbling paid £9.15s.5d. in 1711, to Anthony Ashley of Stamford to construct this well and maintain it for 20 years"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1309087 

The marriage no longer seems to be commemorated? 

DB 7 November 2020

Horbling, Well, Sring
Hough on the Hill, Water Pump
Hough on the Hill, Water Pump
Hough on the Hill, Water Pump

Restored village water pump near the bottom of Water Lane near its junction with High Road.

Pump marked here on the OS 25 inch map published 1905. National Grid Reference SK922463.

The text on the pump casing reads in part "Hough History Society".

DB 10 March 2018

Hough on the Hill, water pump
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, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works

"Water tower. Dated 1911. By Sir Reginald Blomfield ...  Baroque Revival detailing ... The structure was given an elaborate ashlar facing to blend with the nearby historic buildings"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1388494 

OS 25 inch map published 1907 shows "Reservoir Lincoln Corp. Water Works" here prior to construction of the tower. 

DB 13 May 2019

Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works
Lincoln, Water Works

Date stone recording construction of the tower in 1911.

Kelly's Directory 1930 states "The original source of water supply was from a small impounding reservoir at Hartsholme, this being supplemented later from gathering grounds in the gravel beds at Boultham, and later by a supply from the river Witham, with filter beds and pumping station at Boultham.

The waterworks were taken over by the Corporation by the Act of 1871.

In 1908 the Corporation provided a new water supply at a cost of £265,000, from the new red sandstone formation at Elkesley, in Nottinghamshire ; the new supply was available in October, 1911, and the old works abandoned entirely.

The water is of excellent quality".

DB 7 August 2020

Lincoln, Water Works
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
Moulton, Hand Pump
Moulton, Hand Pump
Moulton, Hand Pump

"Hand pump. C18 and late C19"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1064504 

DB 28 April 2019

Moulton, Pump
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
Nocton, RAF Hospital Nocton Hall, Water Tower
Nocton, RAF Hospital Nocton Hall, Water Tower
Nocton, RAF Hospital Nocton Hall, Water Tower

Reported by The Lincolnite that :- 

"The tower was constructed between 1944-45 as part of the American war effort’s US 7th General Hospital.

It is one of four remaining examples in the UK and was in continuous use until 1995 when it was sold as part of the general sale of the hospital site"

https://thelincolnite.co.uk/2019/10/former-nocton-hospital-water-tower-could-become-quirky-home/ 

DB 2020 

Nocton, RAF Hospital Nocton hall, Water Tower, US 7th General Hospital, RAF
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
North Kyme, St Luke, Churchyard, Water Standpipe
North Kyme, St Luke, Churchyard, Water Standpipe
North Kyme, St Luke, Churchyard, Water Standpipe

Seems to have been replaced in use by the more modern tap visible in the background.

DB 25 June 2020 

North Kyme, Saint Luke, church, water standpipe
Old Somerby, Well House
Old Somerby, Well House
Old Somerby, Well House

Well house located behind the building line on a footpath leading from Grantham Road to School Lane.

White's Directory of Lincolnshire 1856 states "The Village Well was sunk and enclosed in 1841, pursuant to the will of the Rev. J. Myers, a late rector"

DB 2 March 2020 

Old Somerby, Well House
Old Somerby, Well House
Old Somerby, Well House
Old Somerby, Well House

Inscription on the north side of the well house.

"IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE WILL OF THE LATE REV. JOHN MYERS THAT A BENEFACTION SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE INHABITANTS OF THE PARISH OF SOMERBY. THIS WELL WAS SUNK FOR THEIR USE & THIS TABLET ERECTED TO HIS MEMORY.

A.D. 1841" 

DB 2 March 2020 

Old Somerby, Rev. John Myers, Well
Old Somerby, Well House
Old Somerby, Well House
Old Somerby, Well House

Inscription on the south side of the well house.

"THIS WELL WAS SUNK IN THIS SPOT BY PERMISSION OF THE REV. E.DOWDESWELL D.D."

DB 2 March 2020 

Old Somerby, Well, Rev. E.Dowdeswell
Oxcombe, Windpump
Oxcombe, Windpump
Oxcombe, Windpump

The windpump at Oxcombe stands - albeit at a precarious angle and shorn of wind vanes and tail fin - in the parkland about 300 metres south of the church.

Water from two wells below the lattice tower was pumped by pipeline to a covered reservoir on high ground a short distance west of the hamlet.

The water supply for the manor house and farm buildings was fed from the reservoir by gravity.

Jean Howard, 4 April 2021

Oxcombe, wind pump
Pointon, Pump
Pointon, Pump
Pointon, Pump

Village pump located immediately in front of the school.

In commemoration of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee 1897. Refurbished in commemoration of Queen Elizabeth II's Diamond Jubilee 2012.

DB 2 June 2020

Pointon, Pump, Queen Victoria, Queen Elizabeth II, Diamond Jubilee
Pointon, Pump (Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee)
Pointon, Pump (Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee)
Pointon, Pump (Queen Victoria Diamond Jubilee)

"IN COMMEMORATION OF THE DIAMOND JUBILEE OF QUEEN VICTORIA A.D. 1897" 

DB 2 June 2020

Pointon, Pump, Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee
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
Quarrington, Water Tower
Quarrington, Water Tower
Quarrington, Water Tower

Water tower with adjacent reservoir on Quarrington Hill viewed from the top of The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford.

Kelly's Directory 1919 states "Sleaford is lighted by electricity, and supplied with water from works the property of the Sleaford Water Company, under an Act obtained in 1879: the water is pumped from a spring in the fen to a reservoir on the hill adjoining, about a mile west from the town; the reservoir will hold 375,000 gallons".

Reservoir only shown on OS map published 1905 with the tower having been built later.

DB 18 November 2019

Quarrington, 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
Sempringham, Holy Well
Sempringham, Holy Well
Sempringham, Holy Well

Shown on the OS 25 inch map published 1904 as a "Holy Well (Chalybeate)"

"Well. C12, C19, C20. ... Possibly connected with the cult of St. Gilbert, whose Gilbertine abbey was several hundred yards to the south"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1241281 

DB 8 August 2020 

Sempringham, Saint Andrew, churchyard, holy well
Silk Willoughby, Pump
Silk Willoughby, Pump
Silk Willoughby, Pump

"Pump. 1897, restored 1973"

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168452 

DB 20 August 2018

Silk Willoughby, Pump
Silk Willoughby, Pump
Silk Willoughby, Pump
Silk Willoughby, Pump

"Rectangular slate tablet recording the construction of the pump in 1897 to the memory of the Rev. W.H.E. McKnight, M.A."

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1168452 

DB 20 August 2018

Silk Willoughby, Pump
Skillington, Fish Well
Skillington, Fish Well
Skillington, Fish Well

The brass plaque states "SITE OF MEDIEVAL FISH WELL RESTORED 2000".

Located on Back Lane near its junction with Fish Well Close. Marked as "Fish Well"  on OS 25 inch map published 1904. 

"A Brief History of Skillington" states that this is a memorial and the the location the original well has "been built upon".

http://www.skillingtonlife.co.uk/skillingtonhistory.html 

DB 19 September 2020

Skillington, Fish Well
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 Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern
South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern

Water cistern now in the parterre garden at Holme Pierrepont Hall near Nottingham. Local signage states :-

"The lead water cistern dating from 1786 was rescued from Thorpe Hall, near Louth in Lincolnshire, as part of the Brackenbury family heritage and placed here by Robin Brackenbury to grace the newly laid parterre garden, in the 1970s"

Thorpe Hall was built about 1584 for Sir John Bolle. Captain Langston Brackenbury, MP for Louth, bought the Hall in 1906.

DB 23 February 2020

South Elkington, Thorpe Hall, Water Cistern, Brackenbury, Holme Pierrepont Hall
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
Welbourn, Beehive Well
Welbourn, Beehive Well
Welbourn, Beehive Well

Beehive well with the spire of St Chad's church visible in the background. 

"Beehive shaped brick structures covering wells can be found throughout the world, often to be seen with wrought iron gates.

While also meant for the use of the local community, they were easily recognised by travellers as places where they could get fresh water, the gates no doubt offering assurance that no wild animal had been into them (or even lurked within them still).

They are often dated to the 18th century"

https:///www.ridgesandfurrowstrail.org/ 

National Grid Reference SK969545. 

DB 15 June 2020

Welbourn, Beehive Well
Welbourn, Water Stand Pipe
Welbourn, Water Stand Pipe
Welbourn, Water Stand Pipe

Located near the beehive well which it presumably superseded. 

DB 15 June 2020

Welbourn, Stand Pipe
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, Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd
Wellingore, Water Standpost
Wellingore, Water Standpost
Wellingore, Water Standpost

Another water stand post this one located on The Green.

Very similar standposts by Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd, Kilmarnock in Aubourn, Haddington, Navenby, Heighington and other settlements.

DB 17 September 2020 

Wellingore, Water Standpost, Glenfield and Kennedy Ltd
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
Wragby, Almshouses, Handpump
Wragby, Almshouses, Handpump
Wragby, Almshouses, Handpump

"Handpump. 1840. Painted cast iron, wood.

https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1063072 

DB 24 August 2019

Wragby, Almshouses, Edmund Turnor, Handpump