Mountain Chapel

Mountain Chapel
from Google Streetview

Monday, 12 July 2010

Mountain Chapel Pumps

The two pumps came from Woodview (but were originally from Sparrows Nest and Crunwere Farms).  They were purchased for the community and sited in the footprint of Mountain Chapel.

Found a great website -
Sent them a photo of our two pumps and have been having interesting e-mails from Richard Williams who runs the site.
He has sent me the following data on our pumps:-
'Joseph Evans "York" Cottage Pumps, strongly made, and fitted with brass lining and brass union, screwed for wrought iron tube or for lead pipe". And one of your pumps is fitted with "ears to fix to wall or plank".If the diameter of the barrel is 2.5" it was offered for sale at 37/-, 3" at 40/-, 3.5" at 44/9, and 4" at 48/6. Unfortunately, I don't know the date of the catalogue, but I'd guess the end of the 19th Century.'