104B. A6 Buxton Road, Bakewell Built into a wall beside the footpath on the section of A6 road between Bakewell and Ashford-in-the-Water is a long-abandoned cast iron column. I assume that a light was installed here for the sake of people travelling between the two locations on foot, and there may have been additional columns along the route originally, but this is now the only remainder, and was probably left in place because of its positioning within the wall.
Looking every bit as bare as the tree behind it in November 2022, the short column is only three-quarters visible, owing to the wall obscuring much of its base section.
Such is its age that it may have run a gas lantern when in use, and possibly, never have been converted to take an electric lantern.
The spigot is as pitted as the rest of the structure is - suggesting that whatever topped the column has been gone for a considerable amount of time. (What appears to be) a Harlequin ladybird soaks up the autumn sunlight.
The fluted column shaft changes to a more pillar-like structure for the base.
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