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Latitude: 51.8979 / 51°53'52"N
Longitude: -2.0765 / 2°4'35"W
OS Eastings: 394835
OS Northings: 222156
OS Grid: SO948221
Mapcode National: GBR 2M4.XH9
Mapcode Global: VH947.YKMD
Entry Name: Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Opposite Stamford House
Listing Date: 20 August 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1387771
English Heritage Legacy ID: 475763
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 REGENT STREET
630-1/13/772 'Dragon and Onion' lamp post
20/08/82 opposite Stamford House
Lamp post. First lit 16 November 1869. Designed by Joseph
Hall, Borough Engineer, and cast by McDowall, Stevens and Co
Ltd of London and Glasgow. Cast iron. Bollard with
half-bollards with shields and the town's motto 'Salubritas et
Erudito'. Arched lamp holder and dragon infill with crowning
onion finial. Intended for electricity, and thus an early and
highly 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.
There are other examples of the type in Cambray Place (qv), St
Mary's Churchyard, Church Street (qv) and Trafalgar Street
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9483522156
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