High pavement lantern trial

Our prototype lantern for the high pavement braved the rain and gales last night to show how the high pavement could look with gas light replica lanterns installed:

Hi Pvt lntn trial Oct 2019

The high pavement in Sydney Buildings was lit by gas lamps in about 1820.

The lanterns alternated between a round teardrop design and a square design.  A replica round design exists and could be used.

In order to examine feasibility of restoring this area we have commissioned a sample square lantern that matches early Bath examples:

sample HP lantern

Thank you to everyone who tuned out to see the lantern.  We will bring more news as the project develops.


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