Local SUGG Sydneys

The Sydney can be found in three pedestrian-heavy streets in three separate towns that fall within the North-Eastern district of Bolsover. Aside from these examples, no other examples of this distinctly 'iron-shaped' lantern can be found on Derbyshire's streets.

This Sydney is located on Mill Street in Clowne.

 

The lantern at this location is a retro-fit to a 25 ft Stewart & Lloyd tubular steel column; the previous lantern is unknown.

 

A little further along the road exists this wall-mounted example that has been retro-fitted to an A C Ford bracket.

 


These Sydneys can be found in Bolsover town centre. As installed, the columns were painted white, but have since been repainted into a rather striking gloss black.

     

Unlike in Clowne, these lanterns were fitted to new columns, as opposed to replacing older lanterns.

 

Another difference is that because the lanterns and brackets are part of the same design, a different rear section is fitted to the lantern, in order for it to attach to the bracket.

 

The lantern's polycarbonate bowl is rather scorched directly beneath the lamp (either 100 W or 150 W SON-T).

 

The examples in the town's Market Place area are still in their original white paint finish.

 

As well as providing night-time illumination, the lanterns can be used as excellent perches for all members of the Corvidae family...

 

I think I may be being watched!

 
 

South Normanton town centre is also home to several Sydneys; this example is attached to a 6 m column.

 

These lanterns utilise conventional brackets.

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The top of a miniature photocell detector can be seen near the front of the canopy in this example.

     

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