Edinburgh New Town

Glenfinlas Street

at the NW corner of Charlotte Square

Lamp Post

    Lamp Post in Glenfinlas Street, New Town, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland.  Photo: Apr 13, 2009

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    Lamp Post in Glenfinlas Street, New Town, Edinburgh  -  Detail

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland.    Photo:  Apr 13, 2009 (Easter Monday)

 

Edinburgh New Town

Glenfinlas Street

at the NW corner of Charlotte Square

Thank you to Steven Oliver for replying to Edinburgh Street Lighting, Question 6, and for sending me the photos above.  These views look to the north from Glenfinlas Street, towards the gardens in Ainslie Place.

Steven wrote:

"Here 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 Grassmarket.

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

 

Glenfinlas Street

Street Lighting Catalogue

Street Furniture

 

 

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