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Monument record MDR5822 - Transformer Box, Market Place, Ilkeston

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SK 465418 Market Place, Transformer Box. Cast iron transformer box with the coat-of-arms of the former Ilkeston Borough on the side. (1) Cast iron box about 3-4ft high set in the pavement next to the churchyard wall. A relic of Derbyshire's first electric tram system which ran from 1903 until 1931. (2) A transformer pillar, installed in the early twentieth century. The pillar is made of cast iron, painted cream; it is rectangular in plan. The pillar has a bolection-moulded panel on each face; the top of the pillar features a scroll detail. Transformer pillars were built to house the electrical apparatus used by the electric tramways. They rarely survive. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Fowkes, D. 1986. Derbyshire Industrial Archaeology - A Gazetteer of Sites. Part II - Borough of Erewash.
  • <2> Unpublished document: County Treasure Recording Form. 14.3, April 1986, with photo.
  • <3> *Internet Web Site: Erewash Borough Council. List of buildings of local interest. LL/270.



Grid reference Centred SK 4651 4175 (1m by 2m) (Approximate)

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Record last edited

Oct 30 2017 3:23PM

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