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Cowleigh Road Pump



NGR 76347 47631
Site Number: C26
By Bruce Osborne and Cora Weaver (C) 2012
Area 3. North Malvern Springs and Wells
Malvern Hills, England


Location: Cowleigh Road (B4219), near Earl Beauchamp's Fountain.
Description: an iron pump, now abandoned, over a well.

This pump is situated in a small recess opposite Longways Cottage. It is typical of the cast iron pumps that supplied water to the inhabitants of bygone Worcestershire. Although no longer working, the pump appears to be largely intact and could perhaps one day be restored to working order. The well below is still in water and a submersible pump supplies water to the cottage opposite.

An inscription on the pump reads 'Hall of Worcester.' J & F Hall Ltd. were ironmongers and ironfounders in the Shambles, Worcester in the early part of the twentieth century. This long established hardware business was based in a 16th century timber framed building on the corner of The Shambles and Church Street. Its demolition in the 1960s raised an outcry from the public. Its replacement, a characterless monstrosity, now houses a jewellers.

Illustrations:
1. Cowleigh Road Pump - useful but not considered ornamental! 
2. Hall's former premises in Worcester.
 
The map alongside is a small section of our more comprehensive map of the area. For the complete map together with a description and history of this site see "Celebrated Springs of the Malvern Hills" (2012).
 
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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

 

Celebrated Springs of 
THE MALVERN HILLS
  

 

A definitive work that is the culmination of 20 years researching the springs and wells of the Malvern Hills, published by Phillimore. This is the ideal explorers guide enabling the reader to discover the location and often the astounding and long forgotten history of over 130 celebrated springs and wells sites around the Malvern Hills. The book is hard back with dust cover, large quarto size with lavish illustrations and extended text. Celebrated Springs contains about 200 illustrations and well researched text over a similar number of pages, together with seven area maps to guide the explorer to the locations around the Malvern Hills. It also includes details on the long history of bottling water in the Malvern Hills.


Written by Bruce Osborne and Cora Weaver, this book is available on-line for £15.00 (delivered UK) - click Malvern Bookshop on the green panel top left. Alternatively send a cheque payable to Cora Weaver with your name and address to 4 Hall Green, Malvern, Worcs. WR14 3QX.





1) TOPOGRAPHICAL LOCATION:
Malvern Hills - arguably Britain's original National Park
2) LANDSCAPE:
Rolling Countryside
3) INFORMATION CATEGORY:
A Spring, Spout, Fountain or Holy Well Site
4) MALVERN SPRING OR WELL SITE DETAILS:
2 SPLASHES - Not Much To See
5) GENERAL VISITOR INFORMATION:
Access By Road
Accessible All Year








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