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HER Number:MDV79896
Name:Pressland Pump, Hatherleigh


Late 19th century water pump with seat with shelter over. Extensive repairs completed in 2000.


Grid Reference:SS 553 021
Map Sheet:SS50SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishHatherleigh
DistrictWest Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishHATHERLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 93132

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • WELL HEAD (XIX - 1887 AD to 1889 AD (Between))

Full description

Various, 1995 - 2003, Pressland Pump (Un-published). SDV347111.

Extensive repairs completed in 2000.

Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

English Heritage, 2011, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV347072.

Well-head and Shelter about 50 metres west- south-west of Pressland House.
Well-head and shelter. The well is 1889, the shelter 1897. The shelter over the well is built of timber with a fishscale red clay tile roof. Situated on the roadside the shelter is octagonal on plan and open-sided with 8 polygonal timber posts and shaped braces with fleur-de-lys cusping supporting the moulded wall- -plate. The octagonally hipped roof has a wrought-iron finial at the apex with leaf decoration and a small pennant which may be a weathervane. Carved into the wall-plate is the inscription:- "This water supply and seat was erected by S. H. Andrews October 1889 and this shelter by his widow June 1887". The seat under the shelter is missing but the pump and trough survive. The trough is a circular granite monolith, like a cider-apple crusher, from the centre of which is the iron pump in octagonal wooden casing; the pump handle is missing. The underside of the roof is boarded.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #106697 ]
SDV347072National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2011. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV347111Un-published: Various. 1995 - 2003. Pressland Pump. Devon County Council Conservation Section Collection. Mixed Archive Material.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 31 2013 3:04PM