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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
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 397568
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB49887
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Brechin and Edzell
Traditional County: Angus
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.
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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