179B. Off the A525 Bryn-Y-Grog in Marchwiel, Wrexham. On the lane leading to Bryn-Y-Grog Hall are two Stanton 1805 octagonal concrete columns supporting Thorn Gamma 6 lanterns; one is surrounded by evergreen tree branches and is not pictured here. The lantern located closest to the main road is in a ruinous condition, with just an empty frame remaining attached to the column.
Although a large tree is near to this column, the damage inflicted on the lantern is more likely to be the result of vandalism, rather than by being struck by one of the branches.
The close-up image reveals that this is quite an early Gamma 6 (notice the steel bridge section between the two vertical rods; this was changed to plastic with later models, as well as the remains of a glass refractor that would have surrounded the lamp). The use of a 3-BC lampholder suggests that the lanterns ran MBF (mercury vapour) lamps when in use.
The steel collar that supports the refractor has rusted over time, turning the glass below it a slightly amber colour.
Amazingly, the lantern bowl has slid, intact, down the column before coming to rest at ground level.
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