Newton of Falkland pumps and wells
|Name||Pumps and wells|
|Address||Jubilee Crescent and Main Street|
|OS grid ref||See description|
|Latitude & longitude||Various|
Newton of Falkland contains four notable wells and pumps.
|HES listing details|
|Reference: LB45583||Date: 09/07/1998||Category: C|
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.
MAIN STREET E (NO 2686 0710): Kennedy well sited in cottage garden; detailed as above.
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.
JUBILEE CRESCENT S (NO 2673 0725): sited on green area at roadside, stone shaft with pitched cap and inset cast-iron pump.
|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.
- ↑ HES record for LB45583
- ↑ At junction of Main Street and Braehead, in front of Braeview.
- ↑ Near the Old Tollhouse - not visible on Streetview.
- ↑ At corner by Rose Cottage.
- ↑ In garage forecourt opposite Dagmar Haven.