Thursday 12 July 2018

Utility posts

Here's one that's been nagging away at me for a while. At the north east side of Heathfield in Sussex there are a batch of posts made from what looks like bullhead rail. I've never seen these anywhere else. Not until last week when I took a rarely used route to the south on a parallel road toward Battle. Once again a short section of road with similar posts. The second road must be a few miles directly south but unconnected to the first.
The questions are why are they made this way and why here on two roads near to each other, but not connected? Is it rail? And if not, why do it this way and not use the normal posts?


  1. I've seen these posts (having used the roads in question quite a bit over the years) and noticed they were a bit different to the norm. Not sure whether they're BH rail or not...I suppose a closer inspection would be needed.
    Perhaps they were either somewhat experimental in nature and used in the two locations because they were being equipped or re-equipped around the same time?
    I wonder whether there's a forum or similar covering matters Seeboard?

  2. Just a thought...I'll be at Amberley on Saturday, might be worth a look in the electricity building.

  3. I remember similar to these from my childhood staying at my Grandparents in Herstmonceux. A quick check of Street View has them on the oldest view, but it appears looking at the latest that they have now been replaced.,0.3216253,3a,75y,37.83h,100.03t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1shpEBhiADrzaiU8-S0iC3IA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656