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Latitude: 51.8958 / 51°53'44"N
Longitude: -2.0776 / 2°4'39"W
OS Eastings: 394753
OS Northings: 221920
OS Grid: SO947219
Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.3K1
Mapcode Global: VH947.XMZ1
Entry Name: Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Behind Number 33 Imperial Square
Listing Date: 14 December 1983
Last Amended: 26 November 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1388166
English Heritage Legacy ID: 476164
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
SO9521NE TRAFALGAR STREET
630-1/18/969 (West side)
14/12/83 'Dragon and Onion' lamp post behind
No.33 Imperial Square
(Formerly Listed as:
2 "Dragon and Onion" Lamps behind
Nos.23 and 33 Imperial Square)
Lamp post. First lit 6 February 1897. Probably designed by the
Borough Engineer, Joseph Hall and cast by Messrs McDowell,
Stevens and Company Ltd, London and Glasgow. Cast-iron.
Bollard with half-bollards with shields and the town's motto
'Salubritas et 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.
There are other examples of the type in Cambray Place (qv), St
Mary's Churchyard, Church Street (qv), Regent Street (qv) and
Trafalgar Street (qv).
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
Listing NGR: SO9475321920
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