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THE GORDON LAMP

List Entry Summary

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

Name: THE GORDON LAMP

List entry Number: 1104383

Location

THE GORDON LAMP, LANSDOWN ROAD

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

County: Gloucestershire

District: Cheltenham

District Type: District Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 14-Dec-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 474871

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List entry Description

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History

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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

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: SO 94326 21773

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