Crimean War Memorial Water Pump (1)


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Reference #251432

Address:

Memorial Park

Ellison Street

Thorne

England

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Status: On subsequent site(s)
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Drinking fountain
Materials:
  • Metal Iron
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
About the memorial: Crimean War Memorial 24.11.66 (listing date) Pump situated approximately 20 metres to west of north-east entrance to park II Crimean War memorial pump. 1856. Cast iron. Moulded, circular trough set at foot of Doric column with plaque fixed at its base, cranked handle on right and spouts above the trough and on left near top. Plaque bears inscription 'SUBSCRIPTION / PUMP / In Commemoration of the / PEACE. 1856 / DRINK AND BE THANKFUL'. The column has 12-sided bands beneath base and capital and handle fixed by a clamp to the shaft with additional linkage above. Rare Crimean War memorial. c Historic England listing entry The HE entries are rather confusing but it seems as if there are two of these pumps, with the same IWM Archive number. One here and one in the Market Place. (251433) Any local knowledge wold be welcome.
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Grade II (England)

1151567

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