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The Village Pump

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.8588 / 52°51'31"N

Longitude: -3.6748 / 3°40'29"W

OS Eastings: 287335

OS Northings: 330343

OS Grid: SH873303

Mapcode National: GBR 69.RV4W

Mapcode Global: WH67B.JDBR

Plus Code: 9C4RV85G+G3

Entry Name: The Village Pump

Listing Date: 20 October 1966

Last Amended: 31 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 4680

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: Set back from the road to the L on entering the village; raised up slightly on a square plinth of limestone setts.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Community: Llanuwchllyn

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Erected in 1891. Inscription recording its erection to commemorate the birth of one of the Williams-Wynns of Wynnstay on the 25th January, 1891.


Tall cast iron water pump in the form of a gate pier. The pump is square in section and stands to a height of approximately 2.2m. Vertical sunk-panels to the sides, with egg-and-dart decoration; on a moulded plinth. Further egg-and-dart and acanthus frieze with moulded cornice above. The pump has a shallow ogee capping section with surmounting foliated finial. The front has a centrally-placed spout with a simple square catch trough below. Above the spout is affixed a cartouche with, in raised lettering: 'Cofeb y cyhoedd am Enedigaeth Etifedd Wynnstay Ionawr 25. 1891.' On each of the front and rear faces is a foundary mark in raised letters: 'Coalbrookdale.' The rear face has a long curved handle to the centre.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a particularly fine and elaborate late Victorian village pump.

Group value with Hendy'r Ysgol adjacent.

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