14B. Courtland Gardens, Alvaston. Attached to a building near the junction with Shardlow Road is a disused and damaged top-entry fitting. Clearly, this has not worked in a very long time, and has probably been left simply because it isn't causing any harm to anything. The building is split into flats these days, but was once one single dwelling, with this wall bracket having been left over from before the division occurred, even though it seems a bit elaborate for a private residence.
Only the metalwork of the bracket and lantern remains - the lantern is stripped of all other components.
The scrollwork seems especially rusted. Notice that the bracket has been raised up slightly on the wall at some point.
The front part of the lantern's cast iron canopy is broken. What appears to be a bowl ring support hinge remains at the back.
The adjacent conifer tree helped to camouflage the installation when viewed from the other angle.
The bracket doesn't have any visible cable entry holes on the wall fixing plate, suggesting that the cables are designed to enter through the wall itself.
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