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Three Dragon and Onion Lamp Posts to South of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386796

English Heritage Legacy ID: 474195

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

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

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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 ยป9.15.0d. 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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