2015

NY4154 : Old GPO telephone cable marker (2), close up

taken 9 years ago, near to Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Old GPO telephone cable marker (2), close up
Old GPO telephone cable marker (2), close up
For location, see NY4154 : Old GPO telephone cable marker, London Road (2) .
At the top of the cast iron post is a crown and the initials ER - pretty sure this dates it to the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910).
Originally there would have been numbers attached showing the distance in feet and inches to a buried telephone cable or junction.
The arrow symbol was an official identifier of government property.
At the time this was installed much of the telephone network in the UK, including all trunk lines, was run by the General Post Office LinkExternal link . Later cable markers (made of concrete) had 'GPO' stamped upon them - see TF6528 : GPO marker, Wolferton .

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Rose and Trev Clough   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Tuesday, 11 August, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4114 5489 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.1166N 2:55.1423W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4114 5489
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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