Behind the Audenshaw Trough on the junction of Manchester Road and Audenshaw Road is a transformer pillar built about 1900. At one time it had three lamps which used to the light the way for trams.
It is of cast iron and consists of a circular pillar on a 20th century concrete base topped by a street lamp. The face is split vertically into panels and horizontally into three stages. On the front it bears the Manchester coat-of-arms and a plate records the maker: the British Electric Transformer Company. Another plate records the restoration by Norweb in 1983. Enriched cast iron panels are on the top stage. The conical top is above a bead and reel band. The structure is topped by a hexagonal lamp on a decorative spindle. The concrete base is surrounded by a bench.
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