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HER Number:MDV95948
Name:Pair of Lamp Standards with Pedestals at north Entrance of Rock Park


Pair of late 19th century lamp standards with late 20th century tops.


Grid Reference:SS 560 327
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 485775

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • LAMP POST (XIX to XX - 1879 AD to 2000 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

"LP" marked.
Map object based on this source.

Bluesky, 2006 - 2007, Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007 (Aerial Photograph). SDV341189.

Map object based on this source.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Pair of lamp standards with pedestals at north entrance of Rock Park.
Probably 1879, with late 20th century tops. Limestone pedestals; cast-iron standards. Pedestals square in section with panelled sides; moulded caps with triangular pediment on each side enclosing octagonal bases for standards. Latter have round, tapered shafts, fluted and enriched, buttressed at the foot by 4 scrolls. Further scrolls projecting horizontally below moulded cap, from which rises a late 20th century shaft and electric-lamp holder. The original tops are shown in an early 20th century photograph belonging to Knights Photographers of Barnstaple (No F241).
Historical note: Rock Park was opened in 1879, having been laid out by RD Gould.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV341189Aerial Photograph: Bluesky. 2006 - 2007. Bluesky aerial photographs 2006 - 2007. Bluesky. Photograph (Digital).
SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.

Associated Monuments

MDV95952Part of: Rock Park, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:May 3 2013 3:25PM