12JDA. Brixton Road, Brixton, London Borough of Lambeth. Thanks to Alex Monk for informing me of this Survivor. Situated on the junction of Brixton and Atlantic Roads is a Victorian cast iron column fitted with an equally elderly-looking post-top lantern. The casting on the door states that the column dates from 1856, and was erected by the Vestry of the Parish of Lambeth. The installation is listed locally, with a further three examples believed to survive in the Borough.
The column is in relatively good condition for its age, although the right-hand ladder bar (as it appears here) is bent.
Polycarbonate glazing has replaced the original glass within the lantern. Although not especially visible here, a high pressure sodium (SON) lamp is fitted these days. The box visible lower down the column shaft houses a CCTV camera...I suspect that this may not be an original feature!
As well as the ornate base and door casting, the number '110' is visible, suggesting that, formerly, there were many more of these installations to be seen.
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