SP0686 : Thorp Street (road name sign)

taken 8 years ago, near to Birmingham, Great Britain

Thorp Street (road name sign)
Thorp Street (road name sign)
What is interesting about this sign is the ornate design. Presumably this is an original Victorian name sign. Note also the ",," characters under the "t" of "St" to indicate the word has been contracted. This isn't something you would be likely to find in a modern sign and, if you did, these days it would be shown as ".,". There are quite a few of these traditional name signs still displayed in the city's older streets. Thorp Street itself, has another one at the other end of the road.

In some documents, Thorp is spelt Thorpe. The spacing on the road name sign would allow for an "e" at the end of Thorp, so maybe this was removed at some point? SP0686 : Thorp Street.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 20 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Sunday, 17 January, 2010
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 069 863 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:28.4753N 1:53.9377W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SP 069 863
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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