2b. St Mary's Church, Swineshead, Boston, Lincolnshire. Installed on the pathway leading through the churchyard is a fluted cast iron column supporting an ESLA swan-neck bracket and top-entry Revo Prefect lantern. A modern self-ballasting compact fluorescent lamp is fitted within the lantern; we can therefore assume that the installation will still operate as and when required, and is probably switched manually from inside the church itself.

The column has a slight forward lean to it. This can sometimes signify that its root section is damaged beneath the ground, although hopefully in this instance, this is simply because the column has moved in the ground over time.

     

For some reason, the underside of the Prefect's polycarbonate bowl has been cut away, exposing the (rather lopsided) lamp. An internal glass refractor ring is also visible. The small circular part of the bracket located immediately above the spigot cap is designed to accommodate a fuse and little else.

 
 

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