The fencing on the approach driveway has been cleared and repaired where necessary. Although leaning at precarious angles here and there it now has a much cared for look about it.
Much searching for the main water supply has at last revealed the route of the pipe. Some extensive digging by pick (Pete the Pick in particular!) and shovel caused Jim to break into a Buck 'n Swing dance.
[The pipe was located with a C-Scope Services Detector Generator. Now why didn't we think of that before?]