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Water lift pump at Rhyd-yr-onen

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryn-crug, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 52.5996 / 52°35'58"N

Longitude: -4.0448 / 4°2'41"W

OS Eastings: 261607

OS Northings: 302168

OS Grid: SH616021

Mapcode National: GBR 8T.98RP

Mapcode Global: WH575.VX2F

Entry Name: Water lift pump at Rhyd-yr-onen

Listing Date: 15 August 2000

Last Amended: 15 August 2000

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 23907

Building Class: Water Supply and Drainage

Location: The pump stands beside the K6 telephone kiosk and post box in the hamlet of Rhyd-yr-onen, opposte Y Barclud, one of a row of 5 small cottages.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Bryn-crug

Community: Bryn-Crug

Locality: Bryn Crug

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Probably erected later in the C19 when piped water was first introuduced to the village.


Cast iron lift pump, with a 10.16cm (4") diameter pipe with strengthening bands ascending to a widened and fluted top chamber, to which is attached a double curved arm and handle. The discharge pipe, at the head of the ascending pipe, has a scroll-shaped bucket hook. On the side of the chamber, a registration number and the manufacturer's badge on the shaft, surmounted by a lion crest, possibly for Norton Hamar, or the Lion Foundry of Kirkentilloch, Scotland, the manufacturer of the adjoining kiosk. The pump is steadied by two stay bars and a collar, and has been recently painted.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-preserved village pump, one of a group of such pumps in the community, an interesting example of a public amenity, unusual in a rural area.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Water lift pump at Pen Parc
    Pen Parc is at the S end of Bryn Crug village. The pump stands in a purposely formed stone-built recess in the retaining bank of the road to Rhyd-yr-onen.
  • II Bronwylfa
    The house stands at the right-angled bend in the road in Pen Parc, the S end of Bryn Crug.
  • II Water lift pump on road to Penowern
    The pump stands on the corner of the road to Penowern farm, and Ffordd-y-felin.
  • II Grave of Mary Jones
    In the graveyard behind Capel Bethlehem, in the centre of Bryn Crug.
  • II Mile Marker
    Set into the roadside wall, c30m S of the bridge over the Nant-Rhyd-yr-Onen, in the centre of the village.
  • II Water lift pump by Pont Fathew
    The pump stands in a small landscaped area of recent origin, on the N bridge head, in the centre of the village.
  • II Farm buildings at Dolaugwyn
    Dolaugwyn stands in the flood plain of the Afon Fathew, 1.25m W of Bryn Crug.
  • II ,6,Ty'n-y-winllan,Bryn Crug,Tywyn,,LL36 9PF
    Ty'n-y-winllan is a row of 6 terrace cottages on the S side of the road leaving Bryn Crug for Llanegryn. No 6 is at the W end, directly on to the road.

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