I feel pretty sure that picture number 1 is showing a plate covering where the direct in ground UG feed comes up in the wall*. (Late 60’s/early 70’s property maybe) So that would kind of dictate where any new wiring is fed from.
I’d suggest having paying and having new wire run from the back of pic 1 to a new NTE where required. Wiring of this age will hide various non broadband friendly horrors.
*Is pic1 in the entrance hall (guessing again)
Thanks for the advice. Yes, it's a early/mid 70s property, and socket 1 is near to the front door. I asked a neighbour tonight and they have a modern socket in the same location, so seems like the go-to position.
The village doesn't have amazing broadband, though thankfully FTTC is available in the street. Other areas don't, and have the old problem of drop outs when it rains.
you could ring up your chosen isp and tell them that the house "cough cough" doesnt have a phone socket (after taking them all out and claiming that that is how you found it) but i couldnt suggest that
Although I like your style, I really don't mind paying up.
I think a new NTE master socket would replace pic 1, and the rest ripped out.
Pic 3 is a LJU5, 80s vintage double master socket with the BT 'piper' logo - same as I have.
Thanks for the identification - the wiring location/quality would suggest it's been a DIY job, but it seems I can't blame the last owner this time (unlike all the other botch jobs in the house!)
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