Answer August 2022
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The first two photos were the clues and, as you can see from their captions, they are of the junction of Circle Place and Gilesgate.
The object is a cast-iron glinter (or wheel-guard), which protects the corner of a building from vehicle wheels.
The remaining photos show other examples of glinters from the Hexham Galleries in our Photo Archive. No doubt there were lots of glinters around Hexham which have now been removed. If you know of, or have photos of, others please let us know (email email@example.com or use the Comments facility below).
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