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Village Pump and Housing

A Grade II Listed Building in Watton at Stone, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8579 / 51°51'28"N

Longitude: -0.113 / 0°6'46"W

OS Eastings: 530044

OS Northings: 219389

OS Grid: TL300193

Mapcode National: GBR K9X.G85

Mapcode Global: VHGP8.0K2K

Plus Code: 9C3XVV5P+5Q

Entry Name: Village Pump and Housing

Listing Date: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1089071

English Heritage Legacy ID: 356299

Location: Watton-at-Stone, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG14

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Watton-at-Stone

Built-Up Area: Watton at Stone

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Watton-at-Stone

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 3019
(Southwest side)
9/189 Village Pump and Housing
- on SE corner with
Station Road

Village pump and housing. 1894. Given by Abel Smith of Woodhall Park
(q.v.) as a memorial to his son Lt. Gen. P. Smith. Stone base to cast
iron pump. Timber housing with a shingled and leaded roof. In a
classical style. Pump base has trough with rounded corners. Pump is a
large bulbous vase with rich acanthus decoration. Scotia and torus foot
with a cavetto moulded head to plinth. Astragals on necking with rings.
Above a moulded curving spout. Scrolled attachment for handle, now
missing. Housing has 4 posts, each a stylized, entasized Ionic column.
Key blocked segmental arches with scrolled brackets to eaves which has a
continuous band of dedicatory inscription. Roof is swept out pagoda
style with scrolled iron flourishes at corners. Atop it all is a small
turret with 2 round headed timber arches to each side. Brattishing to
ogee spirelet, wavy leading and ball finial. (Pevsner 1977).

Listing NGR: TL3004419389

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