Essex cast iron guideposts in the

MALDON DISTRICT

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Location:  Great Totham (South) NGR:  TL 8574 1184 Date: 
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Details:  Three arms with conical finial.  Manufactured by Maldon Iron Works. Credit:  John V Nicholls
exma02.jpg (22138 bytes) Location:  Great Totham (North) NGR:  TL 8684 1331 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Details: Three arms with conical finial.  Manufactured by Maldon Iron Works. Credit:  John V Nicholls
exma03.jpg (14796 bytes) Location:  Heybridge, Maldon NGR: TL8564 0800 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Details:  Three arms, that pointing towards Colchester has end broken off.  Of note is the upper attachment in place of the finial that was probably a lamp standard.  Made by Maldon Iron Works. Credit:  John V Nicholls
exma04.jpg (27098 bytes) Location:  Little Totham

 

NGR: TL 8794 1127 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  Short post type by Maldon Iron Works.  The arm pointing towards LITTLE TOTHAM is a replacement.
exma05.jpg (29850 bytes) Location:  Little Totham NGR: TL 8830 1136 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  Only one broken arm remains on this sadly neglected Maldon Iron Works post.  In need of some tender loving care, even if only a repaint.
exma06.jpg (18941 bytes) Location:  Ulting NGR: TL 8023 0895 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  An unusual Maldon Iron Works example with a thin post (referred to by Maldon Iron Works as a Rural Type Post) and a semicircle on bar finial.  The broad arm seems to be a replacement.  The parish Ulting used to have at least five cast iron posts.
exma10.jpg (14363 bytes) Location:  Woodham Walter NGR: TL 8237 0741 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  Three arm Maldon Iron Works with conical finial.  Rare short arm towards Beeleigh and Maldon.
exma08.jpg (16676 bytes) Location:  Woodham Walter NGR: TL 8086 0666 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  If there was an award for the best-kept Essex guidepost, this could well be a winner.  A Maldon Iron Works example with semicircular finial and three arms.  All parts appear to be original and it is being maintained to a high standard.
exma07.jpg (18205 bytes) Location:  Woodham Walter village NGR: TL 8084 0684 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  Semicircular finial with "STICK NO BILLS" legend.  Three arms but only one appears original.  Made by Maldon Iron Works.
exma09.jpg (11850 bytes) Location:  Woodham Walter.  Near Whitehouse Farm NGR: TL 8171 0744 Date:  
Maker:  Maldon Ironworks
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  Two arms with cap top.  By Maldon Iron Works.
exma11a.jpg (27628 bytes) Location:  Woodham Walter NGR: TL82740653 Date:  
Maker:  Progress Foundry Ltd (?)
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  Three arms and conical finial.  To see the "then and now" pictorial presentation click on the thumbnail.
exma12.jpg (31221 bytes) Location:  Cock Clarks, Purleigh. Opposite "Fox and Hounds" pub. NGR: TL8143 0271 Date:  18 April 2005
Maker:  Progress Foundry Ltd (?)
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  
exma13.jpg (36416 bytes) Location:  Cock Clarks, Purleigh NGR: TL 8154 0277 Date:  18 April 2005
Maker:  Progress Foundry Ltd (?)
Credit:  John V Nicholls
Details:  
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