175b. Buxton Road, Chapel-en-le-Frith, High Peak On the northbound exit slip road on the Chapel bypass for local traffic travelling into the town are three 25 ft (approximately 8 m) Stewart & Lloyd tubular steel columns supporting GEC Z9545 90 W SOX cut-off lanterns; the columns having been fitted with these lanterns in the 1980s when the bypass was constructed, although they pre-date this construction work - the slip road serving as the southerly route into the town prior to the existence of the bypass.

This is the second of the three columns; the first is located further up the slip road.

 

The original lanterns supported by these columns are (sadly) unknown, but may have been 90 W SOX (or a similar equivalent) too.

 

This style of Stewart & Lloyd column features a door that hinges to the side, and (under normal circumstances) is secured by means of two catches that rotate into place when a specially-shaped two-prong key is inserted. The Parmar ballast seen here dates to 1980.

 

The third column features a slightly longer bracket outreach, owing to the column being situated further away from the carriageway.

 

The cut-off lanterns made by GEC are very functional in appearance - essentially, the lamp is housed within an aluminium box with an acrylic bowl attached.

 

The grimy bowl makes the lamp difficult to spot within the lantern.

 

The ballast here is a Davis 'Thyractor' type.

 
 

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