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Le Grand and Sutcliff

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Pump with 1878 nameplate in Beard's Yard, Langport, Somerset. See text
1889. From Engineering of 13th December.
March 1903.
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of 100 Bunhill Row, London, E.C. (1889), well drillers

1872 Company founded.

1880 Le Grand and Sutcliff listed as providing tube wells.

1920 Private company presumably Le Grand, Sutcliff and Gell



  • 1878 'LANGPORT. The men employed in boring for water in Beard's-yard, Bow-street, came to good water at a depth of about 90 feet. A pump at this spot will be a great boon to the inhabitants of the lower end of the town.'[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Somerset County Gazette, 17 August 1878
  • 1894 Brewer's Exhibition. Showed appliances for sinking well.
  • The Engineer of 26th October 1894 p 357.