Easter Road, Leith, St Andrews Church
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B listed by Historic Scotland in 1995, the church at which this lamp standard is situated was built circa 1880/1. The decorative, cast-iron lamp standard is a later addition though it is included in the listing description. The box base provides a war memorial to boys brigade members lost in World War I (1914-18). The lamp may, therefore, date from the early 1920s. Scottishironwork.org suggests that this lamp dates from 1919 and may have been moved to this location when two separate churches were amalgamated. It also attributes it (from design style) to Walter Mac Farlane Co. of the Saracen Foundry, Glasgow.
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