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Latitude: 56.0099 / 56°0'35"N
Longitude: -3.3945 / 3°23'40"W
OS Eastings: 313148
OS Northings: 680543
OS Grid: NT131805
Mapcode National: GBR 20.TCCX
Mapcode Global: WH6S9.T6RK
Entry Name: North Queensferry, the Brae, Pump and Plaque
Listing Date: 27 March 2003
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 396754
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49180
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay
Traditional County: Fife
Glenfield and Kennedy, circa 1883. Fluted cylindrical late-19th century cast-iron pump; decorative bucket-rest; lion-head spout; ball tap to right; bud finial. Circa 1822, cast-iron plaque set in stone casing directly to rear of pump, depicting legend of Europa and Bull and struggle between foreign sailor and local woman above.
B-group with Waterloo Well to which this pump and plaque are closely related (see separate listing). The pump is typical of those introduced to the village for supplying Glensherup water from the Ochils, pumped-in from circa 1883. The plaque and stone casing covering an earlier well were probably erected after July 1822 when, according to records of the local Sailor's Society, there was the need to "raise the walls and put a lock on the well." The plaque most likely masks a viewing orifice and appears to have been subject to a locking device (Cubin). According to Stephen, the figures of the foreign sailor and the local woman refer to the days, when in times of drought, the women of the village tried to drive off the crews of vessels in the Firth of Forth who sought to replenish their water stores from an already scanty local supply.
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