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3 `kennedy Well' Stand Pumps, Tannadice Village

A Category C Listed Building in Tannadice, Angus

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Coordinates

Latitude: 56.7125 / 56°42'45"N

Longitude: -2.8599 / 2°51'35"W

OS Eastings: 347455

OS Northings: 758199

OS Grid: NO474581

Mapcode National: GBR VM.M5NT

Mapcode Global: WH7Q7.1JDZ

Entry Name: 3 `kennedy Well' Stand Pumps, Tannadice Village

Listing Date: 1 July 2004

Category: C

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 397568

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49887

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Tannadice

County: Angus

Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell

Traditional County: Angus

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Description

MANSE LANE (NO 47478 / 58150): cast iron; moulded base, fluted column, lionhead mask water spout below roll-moulded cornice with ribbed knob to side; fluted domed cap with acorn finial.

SOUTH ESK ROAD: (NO 47453 / 58202): cast iron; moulded base, fluted column, lionhead mask water spout below roll-moulded cornice (ribbed knob missing); fluted domed cap with acorn finial.

BROOMHILL ROAD: (NO 47428 / 58298): cast iron; moulded base, fluted column, lionhead mask water spout below roll-moulded cornice (ribbed knob missing); fluted domed cap with acorn finial.

Statement of Interest

These three pumps are relatively unusual examples of a once common place communal utility; their merit is increased by the unusually close and complete grouping in this village setting. There is a fourth Kennedy well in the village (at NO 47493/58221; not listed due to poor condition).

Kennedy wells are a form of permanent standpipe which was produced in the later nineteenth century by Glenfield and Kennedy, iron founders of Kilmarnock. The knob on the side of the column operated an internal valve which controlled the flow of the water from an underground supply pipe. The water flowed out via the lionhead spout.

The Third Statistical Account comments that until the mid 20th century, 'Tannadice village depended on wells and pumps supplemented by an unreliable gravitational supply from a spring, and most farms and cottages relied on wells and springs.'

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