29. Thorn Gamma 6 - Photographed in April 2019 on the lane leading to Bryn-Y-Grog Hall from the A525 Bryn-Y-Grog in Marchwiel, Wrexham; with thanks to Arlen Moulton for informing me of these Survivors.

What I think happened: Vandalism could be to blame for the two Gamma 6s installed on the lane being in derelict condition, as although both are surrounded by trees (the second to the extent that the lantern is barely visible from ground level!), the level of damage incurred seems excessive for even the most destructive branch to have managed.


Only the first of the two installations is pictured, though both are fitted to Stanton & Staveley 1805-type columns. 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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