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Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Approximately 14 Metres South West of Number 20

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386772

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474171

Location: College, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

Electoral Ward/Division: College

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

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630-1/13/217 (North side)
14/12/83 `Dragon and Onion' lamp post
approximately 14 metres south-west
of No.20
(Formerly Listed as:
(North side)
'Dragon and Onion' Lamp-post
approximately 15 yds south-west of
No 20)


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 ยป9.15s.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

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