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Farringdon Street at Charterhouse Street

Started by starcross, Apr 05, 2016, 07:19 am

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starcross

Apr 05, 2016, 07:19 am Last Edit: Apr 25, 2016, 10:55 am by hb88banzai
This is another Post along the City Boundary.
I'm not sure if its on the Street Island or off to the side.

Source: OS Map 1967 Scale=1:1250
CoL 11 - Farrington Lavatory - 1967 - Crop.jpg
CoL 11 - Farrington Lavatory - 1967.jpg


hb88banzai

It's on the island. It's the small dot just to the left of the P in "PTP", and is a little off the centre line of the island.

hb88banzai

Apr 25, 2016, 09:28 am #2 Last Edit: Apr 25, 2016, 09:59 am by hb88banzai
A glimpse of the PA3 in 1973 --

CoL 11-Site 2--Farringdon Road at Charterhouse Street in London after an IRA car bomb exploded outside the Old Bailey, 8th March 1973--144660702.jpg

Photo was taken of the traffic after an IRA car bomb exploded outside the Old Bailey, 8th March, 1973.

A closer view --

CoL 11-Site 2--Farringdon Road at Charterhouse Street--8th March 1973--144660702--Enlarged.JPG

Note that the 1939 City of London Survey has the Post marker centred a bit further north, at what would be the northern end of the Lavatory island.
Looking at an extract from the (partial) 1937 OS map (1:1056 Scale), it's clear why --

CoL 11 - Farringdon Street-Charterhouse Street--1937 OS map (1-1056 Scale) Extract.JPG

That's an above ground urinal on an island before the underground Lavatory was built. The AP1 and AP2 were likely sited on the other tiny island just north of it.

By 1953, this is what the layout looked like --

CoL 11 - Farringdon Street-Charterhouse Street--1953 OS map (1-1250 Scale) Extract.JPG

The Post isn't marked, but it was likely resited to the location pictured above (at the north end of the railing around the northern entrance) when the underground Lavatories were built, probably by about 1940.

Here's an extract from the 1971-1983 OS map which shows the PA3's location ("PTP" at centre of map) --

CoL 11 - Farringdon Street-Charterhouse Street--1971-1983 OS map (1-1250 Scale) Extract.JPG