Thank you to Steven Oliver for replying to Edinburgh
Question 6, and for sending me the photos above. These views
look to the north from Glenfinlas Street, towards the gardens in Ainslie
are some photos of the old cast-iron lamp post at the foot of
Glenfinlas Street, that I took in 2009.
According to the Mackenzie & Moncur catalogue, I know now that it
is a No.3 column and No.7 bracket.
This is the last example
of this combination still standing in Edinburgh.
There were many more at one time, including in the
This relic is also not
original to this location. There are traces of a red painted band
on the column which indicates that it originally served as a tram
stop elsewhere in Edinburgh and was moved here at some point,
quite possibly during the 1920s when the tram systems were being
electrified - a common practice at the time."
Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:
December 29, 2010