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Latitude: 51.9012 / 51°54'4"N
Longitude: -2.0768 / 2°4'36"W
OS Eastings: 394809
OS Northings: 222518
OS Grid: SO948225
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.PS2
Mapcode Global: VH947.YGFX
Plus Code: 9C3VWW2F+F7
Entry Name: Three Dragon and Onion Lamp Posts to South of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386796
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474195
Location: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50
Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown
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
SO9422NE CHURCH STREET
630-1/9/246 Three 'Dragon and Onion' lamp posts
14/12/83 to south of Church of St Mary
(Formerly Listed as:
3 Dragon and Onion lamp-posts to
south of St Mary's Church)
3 lamp posts. First lit 6th February 1897. Designed by Borough
Engineer, Joseph Hall and cast by Messrs McDowall, Stevens and
Company Ltd, London and Glasgow. Cast-iron. Bollard with
half-bollards with shields and the towns's motto "Salubritas
et Eruditio". Surmounting arched lamp-holder and dragon infill
with crowning onion finial. Intended for electricity, and thus
an early and remarkably elaborate example of its type.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Cost »9.15.0d. The motif is taken from the
coat of arms of the borough, granted to the town 11 years
after its incorporation. Removed to its present position,
probably from the High Street.
Forms a group with 2 'Dragon and Onion' lamp posts to west of
Church of St Mary. There are other examples in Cambray Place
(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: SO9480922518
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