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Old Signpost, Shiremoor

This "finger post" at the junction of Park Lane and Earsdon Road, in Shiremoor, dates from the later C19 or early C20. It was manufactured by the firm of Smith, Patterson & Co at their Pioneer Foundry in Blaydon-on-Tyne, which operated from 1870 until 1954. It is a relatively rare example of a once ubiquitous style of street signposts, from before the widespread adoption of the motor car. Many of these finger posts were removed during the Second World War anti-invasion preparations.[1] The signpost is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Shiremoor Historic Buildings and Monuments in North Tyneside
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Old Direction Sign - Signpost

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Old Direction Signpost, Shiremoor

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The Northern end of Park Lane, Shiremoor

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Finger post - Shiremoor - List Entry
- "....Finger post, later C19/early C20. Manufactured by Smith, Patterson & Co, Blaydon. Cast-Iron cylindrical post with three fingers and a triangular finial. Fingers have chamfered corners and black raised lettering. One finger points south west listing Shire Moor ½ mile, Benton 3 ½ , Newcastle 7 ¼; the second points north east and lists Earsden ½ , Hartley 3, Blyth 7 and third finger points south listing ...

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List number: 1408200
List grade: 2
Borough: North Tyneside
Grid ref: NZ3173971856


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