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Pair of Former Gas Lamp Standards in Front of George Court

A Grade II Listed Building in Portsmouth, City of Portsmouth

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Latitude: 50.7906 / 50°47'26"N

Longitude: -1.1027 / 1°6'9"W

OS Eastings: 463339

OS Northings: 99388

OS Grid: SZ633993

Mapcode National: GBR VP5.FG

Mapcode Global: FRA 87L0.07C

Entry Name: Pair of Former Gas Lamp Standards in Front of George Court

Listing Date: 8 April 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389739

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488690

Location: Portsmouth, PO1

County: City of Portsmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Thomas

Built-Up Area: Portsmouth

Traditional County: Hampshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hampshire

Church of England Parish: St Thomas of Canterbury, Portsmouth

Church of England Diocese: Portsmouth

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Listing Text

774-1/0/10018 HIGH STREET
08-APR-02 Pair of former gas lamp standards in f
ront of George Court


Pair of street gas lamp standards. Erected 1824 by the Portsea Island Gas Company. Cast-iron. Moulded circular pedestals with square bases and thin tapered shafts with late C20 replacement lanterns.
Installed by the Portsea Island Gas Company to replace oil lamps that were first introduced in 1776. Converted to electricity in 1894.
An early example of gas street lighting.

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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