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Lamp Post Approximately 4 Metres to East of Church of Saint John the Baptist, Knaresborough

Description: Lamp Post Approximately 4 Metres to East of Church of Saint John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 12 December 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 330861

OS Grid Reference: SE3474157186
OS Grid Coordinates: 434741, 457186
Latitude/Longitude: 54.0095, -1.4714

Location: 1 Vicarage Lane, Knaresborough, North Yorkshire HG5 9AE

Locality: Knaresborough
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG5 9AE

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Listing Text

(north side)

6/192 Lamp post approximately 4
metres to east of Church
of Saint John the Baptist


Lamp post. Early C19. Cast iron. Square base with lion masks. Lower half
of shaft reeded, the upper half octagonal. Fern-leaf decoration to middle
and top of shaft. 4 curved brackets to support oil-lamp (missing), and a
projecting arm with moulded finial, probably a ladder support. Similar lamp
posts have been noted in Kirkgate (q,v.) and Gallows Steps, Kirkgate (q.v.).
They are the remains of the first system of gas works, mains and lights
installed by John Malam. The lights were turned on on 13th September 1824.
B Jennings (Ed), History of Harrogate and Knaresborough, 1970, p 342.

Listing NGR: SE3474157186

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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