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Latitude: 51.8982 / 51°53'53"N
Longitude: -2.0746 / 2°4'28"W
OS Eastings: 394966
OS Northings: 222188
OS Grid: SO949221
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.Y29
Mapcode Global: VHB1Q.0K35
Plus Code: 9C3VVWXG+75
Entry Name: Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Approximately 14 Metres South West of Number 20
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386772
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474171
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: College
Built-Up Area: Cheltenham
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire
Church of England Parish: Cheltenham, St Mary with St Matthew
Church of England Diocese: Gloucester
SO9422SE CAMBRAY PLACE
630-1/13/217 (North side)
14/12/83 `Dragon and Onion' lamp post
approximately 14 metres south-west
(Formerly Listed as:
'Dragon and Onion' Lamp-post
approximately 15 yds south-west of
Lamp post. First lit 6th February 1897. Cast-iron. Probably
designed by Borough Engineer, Joseph Hall and cast by Messrs
McDowall, Stevens and Company Ltd, London and Glasgow. Bollard
with half-bollards with shields and the town's motto
'Salubritas et eruditio'. Surmounting arched lampholder
sporting dragon-infill and crowning onion-shaped finial.
Designed for electricity, and thus an early and remarkably
elaborate example of its type.
HISTORICAL NOTE: cost »9.15s.0d. The 'dragon and onion' motif
is taken from the coat of arms of the borough, granted to the
town 11 years after its incorporation in 1876.
There are other examples of the type in St Mary's Churchyard,
Church Street (qv), Regent St (qv) and Trafalgar Street (qv).
(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham:
1993-: 7; Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork:
Cheltenham: 1975-1984: 67).
Listing NGR: SO9496622188
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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