Essex cast iron guideposts in the

COLCHESTER DISTRICT

 

exco01.jpg (81417 bytes) Location:  Great Horksley NGR:  TM 9779 3026 Date:  18 May 2003
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works

Notes:  This post on the A134 has one broken arm and a new reflective arm taking its place.  The finial (was probably a semicircular) has been broken off at its base.

 

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco11.jpg (54256 bytes) Location:  Layer-de-la-Haye NGR:  TL 9675 2003 Date:  22 July 2003
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  In need of restoration, even if only repainting.  Made by Maldon Iron Works with semicircular finial.  Three of the four arms are plywood replacements faced with plastic bearing the legends.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco02.jpg (52676 bytes) Location:  Peldon NGR:  TL 9905 1685 Date:  6 October 2003
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  Short post with three 7 inch arms and conical finial.  Made by Maldon Iron Works to Order No.1264 dated 18 September 1926.

 

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco05.jpg (101550 bytes) Location:  Messing NGR:  TL 8943 1845 Date:  31 August 2004
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  A 7 feet 6 inch post by Maldon Iron Works with semicircular finial.  Two arms in original condition and third arm (towards TIPTREE) that is a short laminated replacement.  Location on road junction outside of Messing Cum Inworth primary school.  Thanks to Colleen Morrison for finding this one.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco06.jpg (130445 bytes) Location:  Great Tey NGR:  TL 8638 2461 Date:  26 March 2005
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  A sad looking Maldon Iron Works post with just one arm remaining.  A second arm broken off and the upper arm and final missing.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco07.jpg (108830 bytes) Location:  Great Tey NGR:  TL 8884 2590 Date:  26 March 2005
Maker:  Stanton
Notes:  A Stanton post in good condition although the finial is slightly titled.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco08.jpg (70459 bytes) Location:  Great Tey NGR:  TL 8876 2590 Date:  26 March 2005
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  A 3 feet 6 inch Maldon Iron Works post with conical finial.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco10.jpg (86939 bytes) Location:  Tiptree NGR:  TL 8919 1580 Date:  1 April 2005
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  Found by Colleen Morrison in March 2005.  In very poor condition but with a mystery.  The finial only has the legend cast on one sire but even that was covered by a plate with TIPTREE painted on.  The plate has almost rusted away revealing the parish of INWORTH beneath.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco09.jpg (61611 bytes) Location:  Fordham NGR:  TL 9288 2864 Date:  26 March 2005
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  Maldon Iron Works with semicircular finial.  Upper arms are original but the bottom arm is a wooden replacement.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco03.jpg (132704 bytes) Location:  West Mersea NGR:  TM 0146 1351 Date:  1 April 2005
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  In a very poor condition although with semicircular finial intact.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco04.jpg (96517 bytes) Location:  West Mersea NGR:  TM 0100 1289 Date:  1 April 2005
Maker:  Maldon Iron Works
Notes:  Poor condition

 

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
exco12.jpg (31912 bytes) Location:  Copford Green NGR:  TL 9281 2261 Date:  13 June 2005
Maker:  Stanton
Notes:    Stantons post in fairly good condition.

 

Credit:  John V Nicholls
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