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Lamp Post Opposite No.3 Park Row

A Grade II Listed Building in Farnham, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2167 / 51°13'0"N

Longitude: -0.7997 / 0°47'58"W

OS Eastings: 483928

OS Northings: 147077

OS Grid: SU839470

Mapcode National: GBR DB3.NN4

Mapcode Global: VHDY2.3P23

Plus Code: 9C3X6682+M4

Entry Name: Lamp Post Opposite No.3 Park Row

Listing Date: 11 March 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1242918

English Heritage Legacy ID: 509079

Location: Farnham, Waverley, Surrey, GU9

County: Surrey

Civil Parish: Farnham

Built-Up Area: Farnham

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Farnham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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884/0/10028 PARK ROW
11-MAR-11 Lamp Post opposite No.3 Park Row

Late-C19 gas street lamp, now converted to electricity.

The post consists of a fluted tapering shaft of painted cast iron with a simple quadrangular lantern of metal and glass, resting upon four swan-neck metal supports and topped by a crown crested finial. Foundry mark: 'Herring & Son Ltd, Chertsey' on shaft.

HISTORY: Modern street lighting in the form of gas lamps arrived in Pall Mall in central London in 1816. By 1840 gas lighting was common in the streets of London, and by this time most sizeable towns also had gas lighting. Electric lighting followed, the first in 1879 when 40 electric lights were put up between Waterloo and Westminster, in London. The lamp post outside the entrance to Cedar Court is of a type installed elsewhere in the town in the late-C19. Herring & Son Ltd, Chertsey, operated between the early-C19 and 1982.

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The late-C19 lamp post outside the entrance to Cedar Court, Farnham, is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* Architectural interest: a good example of a C19 gas lamp post.
* Group value: with other listed lamp posts in Castle Hill and Castle Street, which are of a similar date and design

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