Ellesmere Memorial Including Railings
- 27 Jun 2000
- Ellesmere Memorial Including Railings, Leigh Road, Swinton, Salford, Greater Manchester, M28 0EL
- Photograph (Digital)
This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
WORSLEY LEIGH ROAD SD 70 SW (north side) 1/37 Ellesmere Memorial, 1/8/74 including railings - II
Memorial monument. 1859. By Driver and Weber of London as a result of a competition judged by Charles Barry to commemorate Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere. Ashlar, but incorporating a band of Minton encaustic tiles and corner columns of "the new serpentine discovered at the Lizard". 2 main stages and a spire. The spire was originally on top of a tall octagonal column, 132 ft. tall which has now been removed. Lower stage has gabled angle buttress with off-sets. Pointed arched aedicules on squat colonettes framing arms and an inscription. Steep crocketed gable over dwarf biforium with cusped arcade and crocketed gablets.
Heraldic finials at corners removed in c. 1980. Upper stage is octagonal. Crocketed gables with pierced tympana supported on colonnettes framing pointed arches which in turn frame cusped pointed arches of which those on the diagonal sides are blind. Octagonal spire with open lantern stage of which each pointed opening is surmounted by a gable. Iron railings with ornamental finials. The Builder, July 24, 1858 and November 6, 1858.
Listing NGR: SD7355400841
© Mr F. Bryan Basketter. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
Photographer: Basketter, F. Bryan
Rights Holder: Basketter, F. Bryan
Ashlar, Encaustic Tile, Iron, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Tower, Unassigned, Building, Railings, Monument <By Form>, Barrier