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Monument record MDR14911 - Pump well, wind pump and gavity-fed resevoir (site of), Ticknall

Type and Period (3)

  • (Early 20th Century to First World War - 1913 AD to 1914 AD)
  • (Early 20th Century to First World War - 1913 AD to 1914 AD)
  • (Early 20th Century to First World War - 1913 AD to 1914 AD)

Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

During 1913, Sir Vauncey Harpur-Crewe initiated a scheme to modernise Ticknall’s water system and so a number of stand pipes gravity fed from a reservoir and served by a wind pump were commissioned, supplied by Glenfield & Kenny Ltd. The water was mainly sourced from a stream in the fields west of Spring Cottage. To tap this source, a substantial pump was sunk in the area close by in 1914, though there was a delay to the implementation of the scheme as the carter employed to transport he equipment from Melbourne was called up on the outbreak of World War I. The fountains or pumps used to distribute the water across Ticknall were shaped as lion motifs, with the spout emerging from the lion’s mouth. Footings of the windpump can also be seen today along with the original well, still in situ. (1)

Sources/Archives (1)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society. 2002. 'From Tichenhalle to Ticknall, Sir Vauncey's Water System', Ticknall Preservation & Historical Society, 2002.



Grid reference Centred SK 3488 2342 (77m by 88m)

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Record last edited

Jan 19 2015 9:53AM

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