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Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Behind Number 33 Imperial Square

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3VVWWC+8W

Entry Name: Dragon and Onion Lamp Post Behind Number 33 Imperial Square

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Last Amended: 26 November 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1388166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476164

Location: Lansdown, 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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630-1/18/969 (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 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), Regent Street (qv) and
Trafalgar Street (qv).
(Chatwin A: Cheltenham's Ornamental Ironwork: Cheltenham:
1975-1984: 67).

Listing NGR: SO9475321920

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