This mid-19th century building is made of yellow bricks brought to Buckingham be train. It’s had many industrial roles before being converted into flats including:
• a shoe factory
• drill hall and armoury for the Buckinghamshire Yeomanry.
• a factory making Goya fragrances
• warehouse for iron products
All Buckingham’s water was gathered from public or private pumps and wells until concerns about water contamination in 1893 encouraged the Council to build a waterworks off the Moreton Road. All of Buckingham was connected to the water supply by 1908. One by one, the old pumps fell from use, but you can still see them here in Markham’s Court.