115a. St Helen's Close, Chesterfield Installed along the narrow roadway that provides access to the car parking areas for these flats are four Thorn 'Leader' triangular-based 5 m aluminium lighting columns, with each supporting a Thorn Gamma 8 post-top lantern. The installations are likely to date from when the flats were constructed, and may remain in operation to this day, although the lamp type that they run is unknown.
The first of the four columns is installed adjacent Newbold Road.
Although a little dirty, the bowl is fully intact.
The second column is located a short distance away.
The Gamma 8 lantern features a characteristic triangular-based lower section, as it was designed to be fitted to the Leader column. Therefore, the column's curves match those of the lantern's.
The same installation, from a different angle.
As an alternative, the Gamma 5 was also offered as an option with the Leader column.
The Leader column features a narrow door aperture along one of its flat sides.
The third column is seen here, with the first and second columns in the background. The fourth column is located on the other side of the building.
A slight dark smudge exists on this lantern's bowl - it may be dirt, or possibly, a burn mark.
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