NY4253 : Old GPO telephone cable marker (3), close up

taken 4 years ago, near to Carleton, Cumbria, Great Britain

Old GPO telephone cable marker (3), close up
Old GPO telephone cable marker (3), close up
For situation see NY4253 : Old GPO telephone cable marker, London Road (3) .
There would have been numbers attached to this iron post, indicating the distance in feet and inches to an underground telephone cable or junction.
Presumably installed during the reign of Edward VII (1901-1910), as the initials ER appear around the crown at the top. At the bottom of the post is an arrow, which was used to denote government property (including prisoners' uniforms).
When this marker was installed, the General Post Office (GPO) owned most of the telephone network in the UK. Later cable markers were made of concrete, and had 'GPO' stamped upon them - see TF6528 : GPO marker, Wolferton .
Disappointingly, the back of this marker was plain rusty metal with no writing on it.
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 October, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 12 December, 2016
Geographical Context
Communications 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4216 5370 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:52.4822N 2:54.1741W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4216 5370
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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