The Town Pump, Market Place, Chesterfield, possibly an early 19th century structure with a possibly earlier plinth.
The Town Pump, Chesterfield, is an early or mid 19th century cast iron pump with a large bowl set on a tall stone plinth. The plinth, which may be earlier, is octagonal with four steps on the north side. The pump handle and spout are intact. John Wesley spoke from 'the town pump' in 1777. Grade 2*. (1)
From the National Heritage List for England:
'1. 5169 SK 3871 SW 1/81 9.8.76
MARKET PLACE The Town Pump
2. Early/mid C19. Plinth may be earlier. Cast iron pump with large bowl set on tall stone plinth. Plinth octagonal with 4 steps on north side, curved on south side to accommodate bowl. Pump housing of cast iron square section with panelled faces and pyramidal cap with finial. Pump handle and spout intact. Large painted cast iron bowl rises from octagonal plinth and ribbed stem to wide shallow bowl with moulded base and edging. John Wesley spoke from "the town pump" on 1777.
Listing NGR: SK3821671099.'
Bibliographic reference: DOE (HHR) Borough of Chesterfield Derby Sept 1977 50.
Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1088256.
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SK 38216 71099 (point) (Centre)
CHESTERFIELD, CHESTERFIELD, DERBYSHIRE
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