lamppost on the corner of Lutton Place and Oxford Street still exists
today, but in a different location - on the Dean Bridge. It is a Falkirk
Lighting Co column, which looks outwardly identical to similar
ones manufactured by Mackenzie Bros, but with a few detail differences.
When Rankeillor Street, Montague Street and Lutton Place were built, all
of these streets each received two Falkirk Iron Co cast-iron columns to
light them. In the 1950s, concrete columns were installed in these
streets to improve lighting levels, providing infill for the 'Falkirk'
In 1989, these streets were relit with new columns and lanterns. The
'Falkirk' columns were removed and cut-up on site, except for one column,
this being the one on the corner of Lutton Place and Oxford Street.
This column had its lantern removed before it was lifted out of the ground
and placed on the back of a lorry. It was then transported to the Dean
Bridge, where it was installed to replace a Mackenzie and Moncur
'Slimline' column on the south-east side of the bridge, and harmonise the
installation with two Mackenzie Bros columns already on the bridge.
Once a new lantern was found for it, the column was up and running in its
new home by the end of the same day."