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Village Pump and Wellhouse (On Green 90 Metres to North of Church)

A Grade II Listed Building in Ardeley, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.9282 / 51°55'41"N

Longitude: -0.0991 / 0°5'56"W

OS Eastings: 530800

OS Northings: 227227

OS Grid: TL308272

Mapcode National: GBR K94.5RF

Mapcode Global: VHGNW.7SGQ

Plus Code: 9C3XWWH2+79

Entry Name: Village Pump and Wellhouse (On Green 90 Metres to North of Church)

Listing Date: 31 May 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1347924

English Heritage Legacy ID: 159497

Location: Ardeley, East Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG2

County: Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: Ardeley

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Ardeley

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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TL 3027

(north side)

Village Pump and
(on green 90m to N
of church)


Pump and wellhouse. Circa 1917 by F C Eden for John Howard
Carter of The Bury. Cast iron pump with large flywheel. Red
brick wellhouse with plastered panels and hexagonal old red tile
cap with gilded vane and bellcast eaves. Pump has 2 iron
openwork trestles supporting a single-throw crank with iron gear.
Wooden handle to 4 foot diameter flywheel with 6 straight oval-
section spokes. Axle mounted to LH side with pivot of heavy pump
counterweight at lower level under. Parallel motion linked to
opposite side of trestle. Hexhagonal tall wellhouse with open
lower stage on brick piers with oak beams between, supporting a
panelled short upper stage with corbelled eaves. Pairs of piers
linked by brick benches with oak seats on 3 sides. Pebble and red
tile paving. Interior has relieving arches to beams and central
roof post carried on 3 intersecting cross-beams. Centrepiece of
picturesque Blaise Hamlet type scheme at The Green. (Branch
Johnson (1970) 93: Pevsner (1977) 73).

Listing NGR: TL3080027227

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