Mains Water Taps Freely Accessible 24/7
List compiled by Mike Salter, last updated 18th Oct 2023
327 outdoor taps found and tested by Mike Salter since 2020. Mostly in England, but a few in Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The letters and numbers are Ordnance Survey grid references.
Remotely sited churches are unlikely to be mains connected.
Country churchyards are almost always accessible 24/7.
Town churchyards may be locked at night & rarely have taps. Cemetery taps are only included if usually accessible 24/7.
With rarely used taps its best to run off some water first.
Often there’s a dog bowl or watering can lying nearby.
Clifton TL 166394 North of lychgate to SE of church.
Elstow TL 049474 By churchyard wall, SW of tower.
Henlow TL 178388 SW corner of churchyard.
Stotfold TL 220366 In box on west side of church porch.
Calverton SP 992390 South side of church tower.
Chicheley SP 905459 Beside churchyard gateway
Gawcott SP 681319 East side of building to SW of church.
Lathbury SP 875450 Beside churchyard gateway.
Leckhampstead SP 727380 West end of north aisle of church.
Maid’s Morton SO 707351 In churchyard to NW of tower.
Padbury SP 722310 North side of church behind new kitch.
Sherrington SP 891468 Vestry wall, north side of church.
Woughton (Milton Keynes) SP 877376 SE corner of church.
Kennett TL 699684 In box beside churchyard entrance.
Kirtling TL 686576 By SW corner of church tower.
St Ives TL 311714 On quay between museum and churchyard.
Aldford SJ 419595 In wooden box to east of church
Farndon SJ 414544 South-west corner of church.
Tilston SJ 457506 By vestry doorway, north side of church.
CORNALL 18 (all on/near the South-West Coast Path)
Coverack SW 781185 By entrance to Bay Hotel driveway.
Gunwalloe SW 654224 On post between pub and coast path. Gyllyngvase SW 809318 On outside wall of public toilets.
Kynance Cove SW 685134 On N.T. building by upper car park. Lamorna Cove SW 450240 On wall just south of cafe. Looe SX 253533 On quayside, 50 metres north of church.
Maenporth SW 789297 On outside wall of public toilets, Manaccan SW 76250 By eastern entrance to churchyard. Marazion SW 528306 To west of cemetery gateway. Mevagissy SX 014457 Beside cemetery south entrance. Perranuthnoe SW 537295 West side of south porch of church. Porthallow SW 798231 On outside wall of public toilets. Porthcurno SW 387221 Beside theatre car-park gateway. Porthoustock SW 805218 Inside toilets open 24/7. Port Quin SW 971805 Wall on west side of beach access. Portscatho SW 878352 25 metres west of breakwater. St Anthony-in-Meneage SW 783257 Beside churchyard gateway. Swanpool Beach SW 802311 On outside wall of public toilets.
Temple Sowerby NY 611271 South side of church tower.
Warwick Bridge NZ 308159 SE corner of St Paul’s Church.
Hazelwood SK 328460 West side of church porch.
Hognaston SK 236506 West side of church porch.
Kirk Breton SK 269502 North-west corner of church tower.
Tissington SK 177521 South end of toilets by cycle trail.
DEVON 7 (all except Marldon on/near SW Coast Path)
Broadsands (Torbay) SW 898573 On shower post near toilets. Dartmouth SX 879504 Rockfish (blue-fronted shop) near Co-op. Marldon SX 866636 Beside south gateway to vhurchyard. Paignton SX 886609 On lamppost opposite church west door. Stoke Fleming SX 862484 North-east corner of church. Streete SX 840470 840470 North-east corner of church. Torquay SX 910635 On post with shower for beach-users.
DORSET 7 (all on/near SW Coast Path) Abbotsbury SX 578182 Churchyard wall, north of church. Durlston SZ 035772 North side of kiosk on south side of castle.
Gaulter Gap SY 910788 Outside west wall of toilets.
Studland SZ 036825 SE corner of church hall, SW of church.
Studland Bay SZ 034835 Outside west end of toilets.
West Lulworth SY 823808 On north side of church.
Weymouth By roadside at intervals facing Weymouth Bay.
DURHAM & CLEVELAND 2
Eaglescliffe NZ 421132 North-east corner of church.
Houghton le Skerne NZ 308159 North side of church.
Belchamp Walter TL 827407 Beside churchyard gate.
Broomfield TQ 705105 By vestry door at east end of church.
Dedham TM 057331 Under west tower of church.
Dengie TL 989017 Beside churchyard gate.
Fordham TL 928281 West end of church
Great Hallingbury TQ 503174 By SW corner of porch of church. Great Yeldham TL758387 By SE corner of church.
Hatfield Broad Oak TQ 546166 By SW corner of porch of church.
Hatfield Peverel TQ 798110 Churchyard wall 70m east of church.
Little Hallingbury TQ 503174 Beside church.
Little Totham TL 884103 West end of church.
Rivenhall TL 828178 Beside churchyard gate.
St Lawrence TL 966043 South side of church. Stansted Mountfichet TL 521241 Wall corner to south of church.
Steeple TL 934030 NE corner of church.
Tillingham TL 993038 West part of churchyard. Wakes Colne TL 889286 Beside churchyard gate.
Wormingford TL 932323 West side of church porch.
Alderley ST 769909 West wall of churchyard, near gateway.
Bromesberrow SO 743337 Near NW corner of church.
Bishop’s Cleeve SO 961278 North & south sides of church.
Chipping Campden SP 145395 NE corner of church.
Dorn SP 203340 Recess in boundary wall of garden by road.
Dowdeswell SP 001199 SE corner of churchyard, near gate.
Eastington SO 782058 North side of church. Ebrington SP 184400 By corner of churchyard, north of church.
Landsdown ST 719695 Woodland corner by Cotswold Way.
Maisemore SO 813217 In box at west end of tower of church.
North Nibley ST 742967 Road side of house, labelled free use.
Painswick SO 869109 Corner of house by cemetery gate.
Redmarley D’Abitot SO 752313 South side of tower of church.
Selsley SO 829038 Wall by road east of churchyard gate
Stanton SP 069343 Beside churchyard gate from main street.
Stoke Orchard SO 916282 By gate, NW corner of churchyard.
Tormarton ST 769789 North side of church, near east end.
Tredingon SO 905296 In hedge by churchyard gateway.
Twyning SO 894360 West of north porch of church
Wotton-under-Edge ST 760934 East side of church porch.
Buriton SU 740200 NW corner of church. Catherington SU 695145 Cemetary SW gate, south of church Easton SU 509322 North side of church tower. East Meon SU 680223 NW corner of church
Mottisfont SU 326267 Beside south porch of church. Sherborne St John SU 624556 By vestry at NE corner of church. West Ham (Basingstoke) SU 627519 Toilets by cemetary gate. Winchfield SU 758536 West of church Worting SU 601518 NE corner of church.
Ashperton SO 642415 West side of church porch.
Bredwardine SO 335445 North side of church, east of tower.
Coddington SO 718427 South side of church, west of porch.
Eastnor SO 731372 On post near church NE corner.
Elton SO 45710 On fence near NE corner of church.
Holmer SO 505425 SE corner of south porch of church.
Madley SO 420388 North side of church, east of porch.
Marden SO 511471 West end of church.
Mathon SO 734458 North of lychgate, near church east end.
Peterchurch SO 345385 South side of church, by tower.
Stretton Sugwas SO 459420 North side of church.
Upper Sapey SO 684637 On gatepost of churchyard gateway.
Withington SO 566436 North side of church, near tower.
Aspenden TL 354285 North side of church tower.
Cottered TL 318292 In box by churchyard SE gateway. Furneaux Pelham TL 432280 West side of church porch. Great Hormead TL 399296 On post near church north doorway. Norton TL 231345 Beside churchyard gateway.
Addington TQ 654589 Beside churchyard gate.
Ash TR 287584 West side of church north porch.
Aylesford TQ 730590 North side of church.
Bapchild TQ 927630 Near NE entrance of churchyard.
Barham TR 210500 By SW corner of church.
Bishopsbourne TR 188527 Churchyard wall, near lychgate.
Boughton TR 047586 South side of church.
Chevening TQ 489577 North side of church.
Ditton TQ 710580 Beside churchyard gate.
Elmstone TR 261602 By SW corner of church.
Hastlingleigh TR 102445 By west porch of church.
High Walden TQ 902372 West side of church tower. Kingsnorth TR 006392 East end of church, behind buttress. Kingston TR 198513 By churchyard gateway.
Knockholt TQ 468589 South side of chancel of church.
Leybourne TQ 689589 Near churchyard entrance.
New Romney TR 066247 SE corner of church. Petham TR 130512 South side of church.
Platt TQ 622570 Behind buttress, south side of church.
Pluckley TQ 906454 West side of church tower. Ryarsh TQ 672590 Beside churchyard gate.
Saltwood TR 158360 North side of church, near NW corner. Seal TQ 550570 North-east corner of church.
Seal Chart TQ 573553 Beside churchyard gate.
Smeeth TR 073396 By west gate of churchyard, opposite tower. Selling TR 039569 NE corner of church
Stanford TR 131381 On boundary wall, north side of church. Tunstall TQ 896619 In corner of porch, south side of church.
Upper Hardres TR 153508 By SW corner of church.
Westberg TR 192610 Beside churchyard entrance.
West Malling TQ 679575 South side of church.
Womenswold TR 227507 By south porch of church. Woodchurch TQ 942349 North wall of church tower.
LEICESTERSHIRE 4 (see also separate entry for Rutland)
Foxton SP 699898 North side of church, beside porch.
Loughborough SK 538200 North side of chancel of church.
Lubenham SK 705871 East wall of church.
Smeeton Westerby SK 677927 West wall of church.
Corby Glen TF 002250 By churchyard gate. Ingoldby TF 011300 Beside church porch. Lenton TF 026304 By chuchyard lychgate. Martin TF 121600 In box on south side of church. North Kyme TF 153527 By fence south of churchyard entrance. Quarrington TF 054445 By churchyard lychgate. Silk Willoughby TF 058410 Beside churchyard entrance. Tattershall TF 212576 At west end of church, south of tower. Woodhall Spa TF 198533 SW corner of St Peter’s (Anglican).
Clenchworth TF 689192 To south of south porch of church.
Loddon TM 364988 By north-west corner of church
Thurlton TM 417983 By western gateway of churchyard.
Tilney All Saints TF 568180 Gate opposite church west doorway. West Dereham TF 667021 NE corner of church vestry. Wilton TL 705880 By churchyard entrance NW of church.
Brackley SP 592373 Beside south-east corner of church.
Berwick-upon-Tweed NT 994541 Left of cemetery entrance
Doddington NT 996323 North-west corner of church.
Eglingham NU 106195 North-east corner of church
Norham NT 897474 North-west corner of church.
Warkworth NU 247062 West end of south aisle of church.
Church Warsop SK 967692 Building by cemetery gateway
Cuckney SK 566714 North side of church.
Normanton-on-Soar SK 519209 Beside churchyard entrance
Sutton Bonnington SK 508250 Vestry doorway, north side church.
Abingdon SU 499970 Recess in building to south of church.
Balscote SP 390418 In box by SW corner of church. Church Hanborough SP 423133 South of cemetery gateway.
Combe SP 414159 Beside churchyard gateway.
Eynsham SP 433092 South side of church, near SW corner.
Henley-on-Thames SU 765822 In park beside Thames Path. Pinmere SP 637331 Beside churchyard gate.
Rotherfield Greys SU 727823 On south-east corner of church. South Newington SP 407333 Churchyard entrance S of church.
Stonesfield SP 394171 NW corner of church.
Stratton Audley SP 608259 North-west corner of church. Wigginton SP 391331 Beside churchyard entrance.
Barrowden SP 945999 East end of north aisle of church. Lyddington SP 876970 Churchyard entrance SW of church. North Luffenham SK 934033 On wall opposite church porch. South Luffenham SK 941019 On north side of church tower. Stretton SK 949158 By north doorway of church.
Chelmarsh SO 721879 On wall near churchyard lychgate.
Condover SJ 494058 West side of west tower of church.
Edstaston SJ 518320 In metal box by churchyard gateway.
Knowbury SO 571753 West wall of NE vestry of church.
Morville SO 670939 By field-gate to SW of church.
Oldbury (Bridgnorth) SO 711920 Beside churchyard gate.
Whitton SO 576728 In box west of church western end.
Chiselborough ST 457149 West side of churchyard entrance. Compton Bishop ST 396554 West end of church tower.
Compton Martin ST 542568 Beside lane, 160m WSW church. Haselbury Plucknett ST 471 111 By churchyard SE gateway.
Kilmersdon ST 696524 NW corner of church.
Lullington ST 784520 West of church porch.
Montacute ST 496169 West side of church tower. Norton-sub-Hamdon ST 470160 North side of church tower. Stoke-sub-Hamdon ST 484173 Beside churchyard entrance. Tintinhull ST 499196 West end of church. Ubley ST 529587 West end of churchyard.
Winscombe ST 412566 West of north porch of church.
Wrington ST 468628 By north gate of churchyard.
Yatton ST 431655 South side of church, near east end.
Ashbocking TM 170545 By churchyard gate.
Barham TM 137510 By seat to west of church. Beyton TL 934628 Beside churchyard gate.
Bredfield TM 269530 North side of room north of church.
Cockfield TL 90450 North-east corner of church. Eriswell TL 724780 By gate south of side side of church. Great Bradley TL 675532 On post by gateway north of church.
Great Bricett TM 039507 Corner by churchyard gate.
Great Finborough TM 013579 By churchyard SE gateway.
Grundisburgh TM 223511 West of church tower.
Hasketon TM 251511 Near porch, and also by gateway
Henley TM 159514 North side of churchyard. Hessett TL 936619 Beside churchyard gate. Kentford TL 707668 In hedge near church tower.
Kersey TM 003440 Beside churchyard gate.
Nettlestead TM 089495 Beside churchyard gate
Pettistree TM 299550 Churchyard gate near church tower. Rougham TL 912626 By lychgate to NE of church. Stowmarket TM 043587 In park, 30 metres west of gateway. Tostock TL 960637 In box at NW corner of church.
Wickham Market TM 303559 Box on north side of church.
Purford TQ 039583 West end of church.
Houghton TQ 020116 Beside churchyard gate.
Upper Beeding TQ 197093 By path between R. Adur and A283.
Beaumaris SH 599756 South of cemetery gateway, SW of town.
Betws-y-Coed SH 796566 Beside west gate of churchyard.
Crickhowell SO 216184 Near gate in south part of churchyard.
Llandegfan SH 564744 On buttress of church tower.
Maentwrog SH 664346 By side of path from lychgate to church.
Cherrington SP 292366 By chancel door & tower NW corner. Great Wolford SP 250345 Church SE corner, by vestry doorway. Long Compton SP 287330 On post in path near lychgate. Lower Brailes SP 315393 Metal box near churchyard lychgate. Meriden SP 252816 By churchyard gate & on church NW corner.
Middle Tysoe SP 341444 On post near NE corner of church. Northfield SP 026794 West side of rooms, north side of church.
Offchurch SP 359657 NE corner of churchyard, by gate.
Oxhill SP 317455 By SW buttress of church tower. Shipston-on-Stour SP 266395 South of archway at cemetery. Stoneleigh SP 331726 SE corner of church.
Tredington SP 259432 West side of vestry, north side of church. Wootton Wawen SP 154633 By porch of church.
Combe Bissett SU 108263 By lychgate to east of church.
Etchilhampton SU 045603 By porch, south side of church.
Great Durnford SU 136383 In hedge by approach to church.
Marden SU 085579 Beside churchyard entrance.
Netheravon SU 148484 In box near churchyard gateway.
Nunton SU 159260 Under loose box, west side of church tower.
Eastham SO 657688 NW corner of church.
Badsey SP 071431 North side of chancel of church.
Bretforton SP 093439 West side of north porch of church.
Broadway SP 095374 South side of St Michael’s church.
Clifton-upon-Teme SO 715615 North side of tower of church.
Cropthorne SP 000451 West side of south porch of church.
Dodderhill (Droitwich) SO 902637 North side of church
Eastham SO 657688 NW corner of church.
Grimley SO 836607 West side of churchyard south gateway.
Hampton SP 030431 Separate cemetery east of churchyard.
Hanley Castle SO 839424 West side of north porch of church.
Hanley Swan SO 810428 Under box to east of churchyard gate.
Hanley Swan SO 812437 Wall of house, north side of R.C. church.
Heightington SO 751704 By Worcestershire Way, opposite farm.
Knighton-upon-Teme SO 634699 By lychgate of churchyard.
Leigh SO 784534 Beside churchyard gateway.
Little Malvern SO 777404 On wall close to church entrance.
Martin Hussingtree SO 877597 South side of church.
Martley SO 756599 On south-east corner of church.
Ribbesford SO 787740 Beside churchyard main entrance.
Ripple SO 878377 By west wall of north transept of church.
Stoulton SO 906498 In box by east end of church.
Suckley SO 721517 On wall at east side of churchyard.
Tenbury Wells SO 595684 By NW corner of church tower
Welland SO 797400 South side of church, east of porch-tower.
West Malvern SO 764461 West wall of vestry, south side church.
YORKSHIRE: EAST 3
Kirkburn SE 980551 In box beside churchyard lychgate.
Sancton SE 900395 On building, south side of churchyard.
Sherburn SE 960775 Beside lychgate to SE of church.
YORKSHIRE: NORTH 9
Alne SE 495653 Beside churchyard entrance
Grosmont SE 828054 Platform 2 of steam railway station.
Husthwaite SE 519751 West side of church porch
Seamer TA 015834 North side of church.
Sowerby SE 431814 South side of church tower. Thirsk SE 424824 Beside cemetery entrance.
Thormanby SE 496750 By hedge near churchyard entrance.
Wighill SE 773466 North-east corner of church.
Yarm NZ 416130 West end of church.
YORKSHIRE: SOUTH 8 Austerfield SK 662946 SE corner of church. Birkin SE 531266 Beside churchyard entrance.
Braithwell SK 530947 By south wall of tower of church.
Burghwallis SE 537120 Beside churchyard entrance.
Loughton-en-le-Morthen SK 516882 SW corner of church.
South Anston SK 520837 SE corner of church.
Throapham SK 523876 Beside churchyard gateway.
Wadworth SK 568970 By west wall of south aisle of church.
Womersley SE 520190 East of north transept of church, by bins.
YORKSHIRE: WEST 3
Adel SE 275403 North side of church.
Collingham SE 390461 NE corner of church, under box.
Walton SE 441479 SW corner of church.
Ladykirk NT 889477
IRELAND 6 Taps located by or near cemetery gateways:
KERRY Kilfeighny 921264, Lislaughtin 004460, Rusheen 997153 LIMERICK Ardagh 282386, Kilfergus 139469 ROSCOMMON Kilteevan 932653