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WALSINGHAM (Norfolk) - Pump House

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Erected shortly after the destruction of the Augustinian Priory in 1538. Monastic stone and brick were used in it’s construction. The well supplied water to a large part of the village. The original slender pinnacle on the top was broken off during celebrations to mark the relief of Mafeking during the Boer War in May 1900. It was replaced by the brazier which is lit for major events. Sometimes described as the village Lock-up but this appears to be incorrect.

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Location

In “Common Place” in the centre of Walsingham

The water spout and what remains of the pump handle