nameplates on posts
For some reason, every now and again the Borough has mounted the
street nameplate on a cast iron post. (These days, we think this
responsibilty for road signs might be part of the Highways role of
Suffolk County Council.) First noticed in 'NEWTON
ROAD' on the north-west corner with Rosehill Road. For a view of
the opposite corner see our Rosehill
This second example stands on the corner of 'GLADSTONE
ROAD' and Devonshire Road. Alternative sitings
would have been on short, thin, steel legs (such as the sign in front
of the Church of St Bartholomew)
or bolted to the
low wall (such as Coytes Gardens).
This post is on the junction of Constable Road and Gainsborough
Road, quite close to Christchurch Park.
Just down the hill from here is another street nameplate on a
The posts used, with their characteristic tops are clearly
standard for this purpose.
The York Road sign at the northern end has Rosehill Library (in Tomline Road)
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