140b. High Hill Road, New Mills, High Peak Along the section of road near the junction with Batemill Road and Thornsett are four unsleeved Stanton 1808 30 ft (approximately nine metres) concrete columns supporting 90 W SOX lanterns...well, the lanterns can accommodate 90 W SOX lamps, but that doesn't necessarily mean that this is what is fitted....at least one of the lanterns (a Thorn Alpha 1) runs a 55 W SOX lamp; this must make for an interesting night-time appearance!

The first column seen lies disused and abandoned; a new 6 m column supporting a WRTL Arc lantern running a 70 W SON-T lamp has been erected alongside, and the electricity supply transferred into it.

 

The Alpha 1's bowl (known as an Opticell in street lighting parlance) is somewhat cloudy as a result of UV degradation. A covering of dirt can be seen in the lowest portion of the enclosure.

 

The column base has been stripped of all components - even the backboard is missing!

 

The next Alpha 1 along is still operational, however.

 

A Royce Thompson P42 two-part photocell controls the switching of this lantern. The Opticell on this example is in much better condition; its transparency allows the 55 W lamp to be seen.

 

A Philips MA 90 lantern was fitted to the bracket of the next column along.

 

Thankfully, a 90 W lamp was fitted here!

 

Another replacement lantern appeared on the next column; this was a GEC Z9464.

 

The bracket outreach on this and the previous column were slightly longer than the brackets supporting the Alpha 1s were.

 
 

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