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Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Opposite Stamford House

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VVWXF+5C

Entry Name: Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Opposite Stamford House

Listing Date: 20 August 1982

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1387771

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475763

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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630-1/13/772 '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 ยป9.15s.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:
1975-1984: 67).

Listing NGR: SO9483522156

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