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Photo of The Copt Oak viiage pump as it was sited at the side of the B 5350 next to the traffic lights prior to its re sighting to its current site under the trees in the background.

The Copt Oak viiage pump as it was sited at the side of the B 5350 next to the traffic lights prior to its re sighting to its current site under the trees in the background.

The Re sighting of the Copt Oak Village Pump.

In 2002 the Charley Heritage Group member’s decided that for safety the old Copt Oak village pump would be better moved away from the side of the main Loughborough to Markfield – Stanton under Bardon road (B 5350) to opposite its original position on the side of the old section of the Markield to Whitwick road now a “dead end” due to the construction of the M1 Motorway.

By October 2004 (with the blessing of the Charley Parish Council, the residents of Copt Oak, the Local Planning Authority and the Highways Authority) the Group had organised the task of re sighting the pump and the construction of a stonewall partly surrounding it. The work was carried out by Mr Andrew Danvers of High Tor Farm in the Parish.

The Group have been told that the well dried up after the cutting for the M1 was formed and that may be why it was removed from the original site. Since then the pump has never drawn water because it has not been reconnected back to the well.

To find out more about the Pump and the villagers that relied on it for their water please click here.

 

 

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