Easter Road, Leith, St Andrews Church

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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South Leith Parish Church

South Leith Parish Church
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There are several lighting columns in South Leith Parish Church graveyard. This one predates all of the other more modern reproductions. The church and its grounds have been A listed by Historic Scotland since 1970 (though there is no specific mention of any historic lighting columns). The current church was built by Thomas Hamilton in 1848. The cast iron lighting column appears Victorian in style. There is no ladder bar to indicate that the column was originally gas so it could have been introduced to the churchyard in the latter Victorian period as an early electric light.

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