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In any case, if it’s still undopted, someone will have to make a sign so it can be hung. Where else would you go to make one compliant with highways standards??
Having seen a few now they did often make ordinary p-W directions without arrows and just aim them in the right direction. These have fingerpost fittings but the signs to me look like standard directions fitted onto what was probably the old fingerpost mounts and cut down to fit the frames. Imagine each had an arrow written underneath the place name and bingo, a standard direction sign. I'd give these a 90% chance of qualifying as you don't see fingerposts using large MoT font and this size.
Here are two definite examples to compare them with. The first is a pair of panels from a blue direction sign made for a pole pointing where they go to:
The second is the actual design I reckon it is which didn't use the arrow but aimed there instead. I have seen a couple of these made like that with no arrowhead when they are aiming straight ahead:
The arrowhead has fallen off the end here, you can just see the shadow where it was.
I reckon my new pair are the arrowless versions of sign #2 here, as the panel is identical once you add one.