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I think some of these may still exist?

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Fulwood Head Road.

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Boundary Gleadless Road.

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Brookhouse Hill.

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Opposite Cottages & Chapel Green Lane.

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Near Wood, Walkley Bank Road.

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Hagg Lane No. 1.

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Grange Farm (could be Grange Fm at Norton?).

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New Trough Roper Hill.

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This is a very interesting topic  SteveHB , hopefully members will add to it and it may take off like the drain spotting one did. I do remember a few wells and troughs but have no pictures of them so can I add, please, a couple from Picture Sheffield of two on Wharncliffe Craggs, a place on which  I spent many an happy hour before I left Sheffield. The Dragon's Well and Wharncliffe Rock Water Troughs .

http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s04193&pos=94&action=zoom&id=7711

http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;s04204&pos=1&action=zoom&id=7722

 

 

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Hi Steve. There is a 'Double' water trough, on Harrison Lane, opposite Bennet Grange, at Fulwood. 

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8 hours ago, Heartshome said:

Hi Steve. There is a 'Double' water trough, on Harrison Lane, opposite Bennet Grange, at Fulwood. 

Thank you.

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https://goo.gl/maps/Cwf8UmhwRTNmuzTs8

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A well with pump and trough near the Bishop's House. Using NLS georeferenced maps it looks like it's location would be just in the corner of the garden shown on the pictures. I wonder if the trough  is still in the area, I lived by the park, but that was about fifty years ago so I wouldn't remember whether the trough had been re-used in the area.        ----------------       

http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;w00293&pos=22&action=zoom&id=45640         ---------

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3510237,-1.4704915,3a,60y,1.03h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sStFfibJwqj3BnOUYGeX_1A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en      -----------

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3512&lon=-1.4708&layers=168&b=3

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Steps down to Monks well and trough on Beauchief Drive!   reputedly used by the Monks of Beauchief Abbey.

There is also a trough on the road to the left of the Smithy Garage in Low Bradfield!

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On 07/06/2019 at 22:30, boginspro said:

A well with pump and trough near the Bishop's House. Using NLS georeferenced maps it looks like it's location would be just in the corner of the garden shown on the pictures. I wonder if the trough  is still in the area, I lived by the park, but that was about fifty years ago so I wouldn't remember whether the trough had been re-used in the area.        ----------------       

http://picturesheffield.com/frontend.php?keywords=Ref_No_increment;EQUALS;w00293&pos=22&action=zoom&id=45640         ---------

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@53.3510237,-1.4704915,3a,60y,1.03h,90t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sStFfibJwqj3BnOUYGeX_1A!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en      -----------

https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=19&lat=53.3512&lon=-1.4708&layers=168&b=3

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 Will be visiting my friend who lives just down the road from here, I will investigate for you.

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1 hour ago, Heartshome said:

Will be visiting my friend who lives just down the road from here, I will investigate for you.

Thanks, that will be interesting, I wondered if the trough had been re-used as a flower bed or just display near the house, I doubt there will be any trace of the well or pump, but you never know. 

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Boundary Gleadless Road.

Any clues as to where this one would be today?

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4 hours ago, History dude said:

Boundary Gleadless Road.

Any clues as to where this one would be today?

My only idea would be where the old County, Parliamentary, Union and Urban District boundaries crossed Gleadless Road, there is a bend and a triangular shape on the old maps that may match the photo'  and where the Meers Brooke crosses under the road would be an ideal place for a well / trough ------  NLS https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=53.3536&lon=-1.4457&layers=168&b=1 

and Google Earth.

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22 hours ago, History dude said:

Boundary Gleadless Road.

Any clues as to where this one would be today?

This is a possible location of the photograph History Dude!

You can see the marked location of a spring on the map of the Gleadless Road area in 1854 (the Meersbrook appears to be the boundary line).

On the second map from 1905 the spring is marked up as a well located at the end of Littlewood Lane.

A rough idea as to where the spring/well was located can be seen on the modern day Bing photograph.

 

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On 25/05/2019 at 22:16, SteveHB said:

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Near Wood, Walkley Bank Road.

A few wells/troughs in the Walkley Bank area, not intended to be an answer just a possibility.

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Google street: https://goo.gl/maps/FjctKqPnKVn8KTGe7

 

Side by side map https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/side-by-side/#zoom=18&lat=53.3941&lon=-1.5131&layers=6&right=BingHyb

 

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Circa 1903.

 

 

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3 hours ago, SteveHB said:

A few wells/troughs in the Walkley Bank area, not intended to be an answer just a possibility.

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Google street: https://goo.gl/maps/FjctKqPnKVn8KTGe7

 

I lived up the road from here a long time ago and vaguely remember the area. I think the well up by the old houses must have fed the trough at the position shown on the Google image by pipe. The trough was at the side of the road as shown on your maps before the road was straightened. The water then ran under the road into the old allotments. I think the original picture could be the other side of the road in earlier times but have some doubts because it appears to be looking up hill  and I thought it was downhill all along that side of the road (or was there as slight mound before the downhill?). The original picture reminds me of a place on Rivelin Valley Road where water ran out of the woods a bit closer to Malin Bridge. 

 

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Brookhouse Hill trough location then and now (Google Earth)

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You can see where they have straightened the wall to get shut of the well, with the stone work that doesn't match the rest of the wall, on the Brookhouse Hill one. The rest of the surroundings don't seem to have changed much apart from the road not being mud any more. How many comparison pictures can you say that of? 

Could that be the same hedge I wonder?

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7 hours ago, southside said:

Brookhouse Hill trough location then and now (Google Earth)

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Brookhouse Hill where/what area? Location please.

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On 11/06/2019 at 20:23, SteveHB said:

A few wells/troughs in the Walkley Bank area, not intended to be an answer just a possibility.

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Here are the old houses that were behind that trough, Unfortunately it is not a very wide view, I think this photo' was taken in the late 60's or early 70's. The houses and the well that fed that trough are shown on 1850's maps standing all on their own, no other houses on the road.

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The trough was located on the corner where Brookhouse Hill becomes Whiteley Lane, Fulwood.

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On 09/06/2019 at 22:23, boginspro said:

Thanks, that will be interesting, I wondered if the trough had been re-used as a flower bed or just display near the house, I doubt there will be any trace of the well or pump, but you never know. 

Hi boginspro, went to investigate the area of the well & pump for you. Re your 2nd photo:- just over the short bit of wall, a few feet down the pathway, among the grass & weeds, are 2 tall black pipes. One has a top on it, that is obviously to screw off to inspect something. Standing at that point with a copy of old photo in-hand, I think it could have been the location. I have left it with my friend up there, to try and get more info from the residents for you.

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On 12/06/2019 at 15:31, History dude said:

You can see where they have straightened the wall to get shut of the well, with the stone work that doesn't match the rest of the wall, on the Brookhouse Hill one. The rest of the surroundings don't seem to have changed much apart from the road not being mud any more. How many comparison pictures can you say that of? 

Could that be the same hedge I wonder?

Hi History dude. No it's not the same hedge, sorry! When my friend Judith lived there, the garden lawn came almost to the wall, with just a small flower border all the way round the edge. From where the trough used to be, the spring water runs under the road to the opposite side, coming out of a pipe in a high wall, and drops down into the field below.

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14 minutes ago, Heartshome said:

Hi boginspro, went to investigate the area of the well & pump for you. Re your 2nd photo:- just over the short bit of wall, a few feet down the pathway, among the grass & weeds, are 2 tall black pipes. One has a top on it, that is obviously to screw off to inspect something. Standing at that point with a copy of old photo in-hand, I think it could have been the location. I have left it with my friend up there, to try and get more info from the residents for you.

Hello Heartshome, and thank you, are either of the pipes big enough to be the base pipe of the pump please?  I have not come across an old type pump with two pipes, normally the base is the lift pipe, but a diesel, petrol, or electrical pump could have been fitted at a later date. Where I live now Lister engined pumps replaced the old hand pumps a long time ago. The last hand pumped well I used you had to prime the pump with a bucket of water to get it working so once you had your bucket full there was not much point in using the pump.

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34 minutes ago, boginspro said:

Hello Heartshome, and thank you, are either of the pipes big enough to be the base pipe of the pump please?  I have not come across an old type pump with two pipes, normally the base is the lift pipe, but a diesel, petrol, or electrical pump could have been fitted at a later date. Where I live now Lister engined pumps replaced the old hand pumps a long time ago. The last hand pumped well I used you had to prime the pump with a bucket of water to get it working so once you had your bucket full there was not much point in using the pump.

They are narrow, I am sure they are just modern inspection pipes for something. The spring that fed this pump goes down into the park, running from higher up I believe, where there was another trough and pump near some cottages, I think not far from the Church.

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2 minutes ago, Heartshome said:

They are narrow, I am sure they are just modern inspection pipes for something. The spring that fed this pump goes down into the park, running from higher up I believe, where there was another trough and pump near some cottages, I think not far from the Church.

Thanks, I'll have a look at some old maps.

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