Newton of Falkland pumps and wells

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Building summary
[photo awaited]
Name Pumps and wells
Address Jubilee Crescent and Main Street
Date 19th century
OS grid ref See description
Latitude & longitude Various

Newton of Falkland contains four notable wells and pumps.

HES listing details[1]
Reference: LB45583 Date: 09/07/1998 Category: C
Address/Site Name

Newton of Falkland, Jubilee Crescent and Main Street, water pumps and wells


19th century. Group of 2 water pumps and 2 Kennedy wells, all approximately 2ft high.

MAIN STREET W (NO 2679 0712): Kennedy well sited at road junction on corner, by low garden wall; base with projecting cast-iron bottle support, fluted cast iron column with lionhead mask water spout below roll-moulded cornice and fluted domed cap with acorn finial.[2]

MAIN STREET E (NO 2686 0710): Kennedy well sited in cottage garden; detailed as above.[3]

JUBILEE CRESCENT N (NO 2672 0725): sited against a wall with part recess, fluted cast-iron column with plain spout and fluted cap, railed drainage grid/ stand to foreground.[4]

JUBILEE CRESCENT S (NO 2673 0725): sited on green area at roadside, stone shaft with pitched cap and inset cast-iron pump.[5]

Statement of special interest

Unusual survival of a once common-place communal utility, here effectively clustered and displaying notable variety. The Kennedy wells were a form of permanent standpipe made by Glenfield and Kennedy; the ribbed knob operated an internal valve controlling the flow of water from an undergound pipe.


  1. HES record for LB45583
  2. At junction of Main Street and Braehead, in front of Braeview.
  3. Near the Old Tollhouse - not visible on Streetview.
  4. At corner by Rose Cottage.
  5. In garage forecourt opposite Dagmar Haven.

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