115p Off Whittington Road, Barrow Hill, Chesterfield Located at the entrance to Handley Wood Farm is (possibly) a Revo 'Scopas' 25 ft concrete column with a side-entry bracket and Holophane '310' lantern. Owing to the prismatic refractor bowl obscuring the insides of the lantern, the type of lamp fitted (if any, these days) is unknown, as is the current operational status of the lantern. Although only one example remains extant on the site these days, imagery produced in 2008 indicates that at least two other columns were installed back then, suggesting that the site required a high level of illumination when serving a previous purpose. The Barrow Hill Roundhouse & Railway Centre is situated on land adjacent this area, and so there is a possibility that the land formerly had a railway use.
These pictures were taken in August 2015, when the surrounding bushes were in full leaf. This has prevented the base of the column from being seen (if indeed, it is situated on this side of the fence); thus, positive identification is made all the more difficult.
The bowl hinges forwards in order to carry out internal maintenance, but is ordinarily secured by means of a couple of wing nuts that are located towards the rear of the lantern.
The tapered canopy seen on this lantern is reminiscent of Revo's own Prefect lantern
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