8c. The Farmhouse at Mackworth (formerly the Mackworth Hotel), Ashbourne Road Situated on the boundary between the hotel's car park, and Ashbourne Road itself, are three GEC Z5670 post-top lanterns that are attached to very short columns. In the case of two of the lanterns, the columns are no more than about one metre tall; the other is around double this height. Despite these diminutive mounting heights, the lanterns are free from vandalism, and all are operational; indeed, on the day when the below pictures were taken, all three were working.

The lantern canopies, base castings, and the posts are painted matte black.

 

The lanterns incorporate a slightly deeper base casting than features on my own Z5670; perhaps, therefore, they are a later version.

 

The second example is pictured from the other direction, in an attempt for the dim glow from the lamp to be seen.

 

The third column (the tallest of the three) incorporates scrollwork just beneath the lantern. The lamps fitted appear to be clear GLS (tungsten filament) types - or at least, halogen or LED lookalike lamps. Perhaps, they were originally fitted with 35 W SOX lamps (notice the lamp support in the above picture); if they were, strictly speaking, they would be Z5678s.

     

Looking back, we see two of the GEC lanterns, along with two newer Thorn Gamma Basique lanterns attached to slightly taller posts on either side of the car park entrance. These lanterns run the same type of lamp as the rest of the post-tops do.

 
 

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