Edinburgh New Town

Ellen's Glen Loan

Gilmerton, Edinburgh

Wall-mounted Lamp Post

    Lamp Post in Ellen's Glen Loan, Gilmerton, Edinburgh

  Reproduced with acknowledgement to Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:   Photo:  Aug 5, 2010


Ellen's Glen Loan

Thank you to Steven Oliver for sending me two photos of of wall-mounted lamp posts in Edinburgh, having looked at the MacKenzie & Moncur 1937 catalogue and discovered which style they were.

Steven wrote:

Lighting Columns

"These are MacKenzie & Moncur No. 204 wall-top columns,  featured on page 14 of the 1937 brochure (top left|)

 There are quite a few of these still in existence in Edinburgh.  Here are two examples."

Ellen's Glen Loan

"The example above is in Ellen's Glen Loan, photographed in  2010.  It has a 'swan-neck' bracket fitted, along with a 1960s lantern, typifying the conversions carried out to these wall-top columns from gas to electric lighting."

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  January 3, 2011

Here are Steven's comments on the other photo that he sent to me:

Randolph Lane

"The other lamp standard was photographed by Steven is April 2009 in Randolph Lane.  It has a modern lantern fitted.  It would originally have been a gas lighting column."

Randolph Lane  -  Lamp Standard mounted on a wall

Steven Oliver, Duns, Borders, Scotland:  January 3, 2011


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