THE GORDON LAMP

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1104383
Date first listed:
14-Dec-1983
Statutory Address:
THE GORDON LAMP, LANSDOWN ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE GORDON LAMP, LANSDOWN ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Gloucestershire
District:
Cheltenham (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SO 94326 21773

Details

SO9421NW 630-1/17/454

CHELTENHAM LANSDOWN ROAD The Gordon Lamp 14/12/83

GV II Lamp post. 1887 for gas, adapted for electricity 1899-1900. Subscribed for by residents of Montpellier (1885) who wished to embellish the neighbourhood and as a memorial to General Gordon (see commemorative tablet added in 1933 by the Scottish Society). Granite base supplied by Fraser and Son of Aberdeen at a cost of £200.

Polished grey granite octagonal and moulded plinth and red granite drum with incised pilasters and white marble Corinthian capitals. The lamp post itself is now a tall fluted iron shaft supported by three putti with torches and enriched by lotus and other motifs; capital surmounted by three branches with enriched scrolled filling and pendant lamps; further scrolled enrichments forming finials. Tablet notes: 'In memory of Major-General Charles George Gordon CBRE 1833-1885.'

An outstanding example of late C19 street furniture of this type.

Listing NGR: SO9432621773

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
474871
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Chatwin, A, Cheltenhams Ornamental Ironwork, (1975-1984), 64/65

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 06 Sep 2001
Reference: IOE01/03270/14
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