Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Belgravia Bollards...

Belgravia Bollards...
Welcome to Belgravia, London SW1 where I came across these rather pleasant looking bollards on Chester Close. They are square based but actually octagonal in shape with each side alternating in length (if that makes sense).

If we look at the bollards above and maybe a little closer you'll see it has a slightly tapering body and long rectangular shaped inlaid panels on each of the larger sides. We then reach a ridged area and immediately above this the body starts to curve outwards and then forms a layered top with a traditional cannon ball top finish.

The #guestbollard feature (below) is brought to us today by @chrissypeekaboo on the twitter and what a collection of 'Artillery' shells now used has bollards she found at 'Newhaven Fort'.

I love the layout and use of these shells. If we look closely at the bottom picture you can see the the two shells have been disarmed and put to great use. Looks like some 'tommies' in the back ground sorting out the other shells.

Artillery shell bollards...














Recently I posted about Justin of Deptford 'Cannon-Bollard-Cannon' (I love the fact that the we have artillery shells on this post) and asked his permission to send those wonderful photographs to the 'Museum of London'. Well after a couple of days I received a response from the Museum (it was Christmas) and they showed great interest in the cannon (bollard), what was even move pleasing is that they passed me a couple of links to more 'Cannon' bollards found in Cork, Eire. Please do take the chance to look at the links 'Cork Past & Present' & 'Peoples Republic of Cork'.

Thank you very much to all the staff at the Museum of London especially curator Jackie Keily.

Looks like they've been defused, not sure about the ones up the path...












Bollards of London (Fort Newhaven and County Cork, Eire)...

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