167A. Church Road, Egginton Outside the eponymous Saint Wilfrid's Church stands a narrow, and relatively short, cast iron column that is topped with a lantern that continues to burn gas mantles as of 2021 - a definite rarity! Whilst not lit when photographed originally, I have seen the lantern operating on a previous occasion, and while its brightness is, understandably, considerably lower than would be expected in any modern electric lantern, it does cast a small pool of welcoming warm light to the surrounding area.
Two chains attached to either end of the gas control valve pass down the column, allowing the lantern to be lit easily when required.
The lantern is of the typical gas lantern design, with a tapering square-based frame and chimney topped with an acorn-shaped finial.
Three mantles are employed in this lantern. As this glazing panel sports a British Standard 'Kitemark' stamp, the lantern could be a relatively modern replica; nevertheless, the fact that it runs as gas is commendable!
On a different occasion, a little later, the lantern was seen lit again.
The material used in the construction of the mantles is very fragile, and tears easily, as can be seen by the holes in the left-hand mantle.
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