Lamp Post

South St David Street

Lamp Post outside the side door of Jenners, South St David Street, Edinburgh

  Copyright: Peter Stubbs  -  peter.stubbs@edinphoto.org.uk          Photo taken September 27, 2010

 

Lamp Post

South St David Street

Here is a photo that I took, close to the side door of Jenner,  in South St David Street in September 2010.

I have a page of streetlighting questions, so I asked if anybody could tell me what the two vertical metal posts were at the foot of the lamp post, on either side of the post?

Thank you to Steven Oliver, who replied.

Steven wrote:

Sewer Vent Pipes

"The two vertical metal posts either side of the Mackenzie Bros lighting column in South St David Street are sewer vent pipes, cleverly integrated into the column itself.  These were also made by Mackenzie Bros.  There would likely have been more columns like this, with the sewer vent pipes either side, throughout Edinburgh at one time.

Lamp Post outside the side door of Jenners, South St David Street, Edinburgh

Up until 1983, this column and a similar one in South St Andrew Street had functioning lanterns fitted to them.  Apparently, they have been 'due for replacement' since then, but have been left alone.

It would be nice to think that at some point they could be brought back into use by fitting heritage 'teardrop' lanterns to them, as the electricity supply will probably still be in place"

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  October 29, 2010

 

 

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