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The Gordon Lamp

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8945 / 51°53'40"N

Longitude: -2.0838 / 2°5'1"W

OS Eastings: 394326

OS Northings: 221773

OS Grid: SO943217

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.1ZN

Mapcode Global: VH947.TNQ1

Plus Code: 9C3VVWV8+QF

Entry Name: The Gordon Lamp

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1104383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474871

Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Town: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Listing Text


The Gordon Lamp


Lamp post. 1887 for gas, adapted for electricity 1899-1900. Subscribed for by residents of Montpellier (1885) who wished to embellish the neighbourhood and as a memorial to General Gordon (see commemorative tablet added in 1933 by the Scottish Society). Granite base supplied by Fraser and Son of Aberdeen at a cost of £200.

Polished grey granite octagonal and moulded plinth and red granite drum with incised pilasters and white marble Corinthian capitals. The lamp post itself is now a tall fluted iron shaft supported by three putti with torches and enriched by lotus and other motifs; capital surmounted by three branches with enriched scrolled filling and pendant lamps; further scrolled enrichments forming finials.
Tablet notes: 'In memory of Major-General Charles George Gordon CBRE 1833-1885.'

An outstanding example of late C19 street furniture of this type.

Listing NGR: SO9432621773

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