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Settlement - Street Furniture
 
Branston, Finger Post
Branston, Finger Post
Branston, Finger Post

A very fine 1930s cast iron finger post, now fully restored, is shown here.

The roundel on top gives the location (Branston Mere) and the local authority (K.C.C. = Kesteven County Council).

The post is 0.5 mile east of Waddington Airfield on the B1178.

Chris Lester, 2001
Branston, sign, finger, post,
Holbeach, Milestone
Holbeach, Milestone
Holbeach, Milestone

An unusual survival of the turnpike period is this eighteenth century milestone outside the parish church in High Street, Holbeach.

Ken Redmore, 2010

Holbeach, milestone,
Lea, Village Pump
Lea, Village Pump
Lea, Village Pump

The village pump in Lea, near Gainsborough, in 1908.

Before the days of mains water supply, water for a villager's drinking and cooking was pumped from a well.

Most properties - provided there was a suitable supply nearby - had their own wells and pumps.

Other householders had to collect water in pails from the village pump, although rainwater collected in a butt was used for laundry.

Postcard, 1908

Lea, village pump, water supply,
Londonthorpe, bus shelter
Londonthorpe, bus shelter
Londonthorpe, bus shelter

Few bus shelters attracted the attention of Nikolaus Pevsner.

This late eighteenth-century arch from a conduit house in Londonthorpe found its new use in 1974.

Mark Acton, 2016

Londonthorpe, bus shelter, conduit house
Sleaford, Dog Trough
Sleaford, Dog Trough
Sleaford, Dog Trough

A charming drinking trough for dogs on the west side of Northgate near the town centre.

The inscription reads:
"And whatten kind of folk will see
There's water for the doggies"


Ken Redmore 2011

Sleaford, street furniture, drinking dog trough,