An English elm waterpipe section, 17th or 18th century
15.3/4in. (40 cm) wide; 3in. (7.5 cm) deep
Probably excavated at Clerkenwell in 1902.
This is a section of wooden water pipe that probably carried water from Clerkenwell round pond to the City of London. The pipes were made from tree trunks, mainly elm, bored through from end to end. It was probably dug up when ground was being prepared for the Northampton Institute in Clerkenwell in 1902.
Condition: Wear and tear consistent with age and use.