159. Church Street / Newshaw Lane, Hadfield Continuing to provide the majority of the supports for the night-time illumination along these roads in this High Peak village (a local village for local people) in 2015 are a number of Stanton 9 concrete columns, still supporting their original 'A' type swan neck brackets. The brackets are nowadays fitted with top-entry Thorn Beta 5 35 W SOX lanterns, although these are unlikely to be original; the Beta 5s perhaps being retro-fitted in the 1980s, replacing possibly tungsten, mercury or even an earlier type of low pressure sodium lantern.
A modern SELC AcRo photocell is fitted to this lantern.
Unlike Stanton's slightly earlier '7' column range, the '9' range did not include provision for ladder bars as an option between the column and bracket - notice how seamlessly the two merge together.
This type of swan neck is also shorter than the equivalent type for a '7' column is. In the background, notice that one of the columns has been sleeved.
These installations are in excellent condition for their age; there are no obvious signs of water ingress at the column/bracket joint.
This type of column is identified by its monolithic, cigar-shaped body (as opposed to the more decorative base design employed on the 7 type), and large door located well above ground level. The door is the same size as those employed on the 6, 7 and 8 types.
The 9 type can also be differentiated from the later 10 type owing to the latter's narrower base, and smaller door aperture - an indicator of how column base sizes could be reduced as lamp control gear components were equally becoming smaller, and were increasingly being fitted within the lanterns themselves.
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