115RC. Springwell Park Drive, Inkersall, Chesterfield Located on a narrow slither of land adjacent Inkersall Primary School is a short tubular steel column supporting the remains of an unidentified post-top lantern. The land on which this road is built may have belonged to the school previously, with this light then being in the grounds, but then forgotten after the boundary changed. Indeed, for many years, the installation was obscured by well-established conifer trees, which may have hidden it from view, and allowed it to become forgotten. With the trees now gone, the column is visible once again, though it remains in an abandoned stated.
The column is no more than about three metres in height. A Designplan Concourse is visible on a newer column within the school grounds.
Very little remains of the lantern - the base casting and two support rods provide the only clues as to what this lantern could have been.
The underside of the lantern is transparent, with the glazing in this section still being extant.
The BILL cut-out within the column is a 1960s' / 1970s' product, with a single steel wire armoured cable terminating into it. Above that, the remains of the lamp control gear are still affixed to the backboard.
The ballast is a Control Components product, designed for running a 125 Watt mercury vapour (MBF) lamp. The aluminium capacitor alongside is too corroded for any text to remain visible, which is a shame, as it may have carried a date code that would have assisted in dating the installation.
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