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Latitude: 51.9014 / 51°54'4"N
Longitude: -2.077 / 2°4'37"W
OS Eastings: 394800
OS Northings: 222537
OS Grid: SO948225
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.PQX
Mapcode Global: VH947.YGCS
Entry Name: Two Dragon and Onion Lamp Posts to West of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1386799
English Heritage Legacy ID: 474198
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
630-1/9/245 Two `Dragon and Onion' lamp posts to
14/12/83 west of Church of St Mary
(Formerly Listed as:
Dragon and Onion lamp post about 5
yards north-west of St Mary's Church)
2 lamp posts. First lit 6th February 1897. Probably designed
by the Borough Engineer, Joseph Hall and cast by Messrs
McDowall, Stevens and Company Ltd, London and Glasgow.
Cast-iron. Bollard with half-bollards with shield and the
town's motto 'Salubritas and Eruditio'. 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 »9.15s.0d. The motif is taken from the
coat of arms of the borough, granted to the town 11 years
after its incorporation in 1876. Moved to present position,
probably from the High Street.
Forms a group with 3 'Dragon and Onion' lamp-posts to south 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: SO9480022537
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