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MEMORIAL TO JAMES CHANCE IN WEST SMETHWICK PARK

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: MEMORIAL TO JAMES CHANCE IN WEST SMETHWICK PARK

List entry Number: 1077101

Location

MEMORIAL TO JAMES CHANCE IN WEST SMETHWICK PARK, WEST PARK ROAD

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

County:

District: Sandwell

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Sep-1987

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 219389

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History

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Details

SANDWELL MB WEST PARK ROAD (off) SP 08 NW Smethwick 9/168 Memorial to James Chance in West Smethwick Park

II

Memorial. Circa 1900. Brick and terra cotta. Comprises a centrepiece flanked by concave walls, approached by steps. The flanking walls terminate in brick piers and incorporate terra cotta seats. The centrepiece is flanked by paired columns supporting an entablature with decorated frieze and modillion cornice, surmounted by a broken pediment. The latter has swept sides and a central finial. A central oval recess contains a bronze bust. Below is an inscribed plaque:

"James J Chance MA JP DL. For fifty years a partner in the firm of Chance Brothers & Co at the Glass Works Smethwick and at the Akali Works Oldbury.

"He purchased the land for the Park, laid it out and endowed it and on September 7th 1895 opened it a gift to the public for ever. He also made the roads on the east and west boundaries."

Listing NGR: SP0070688928

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National Grid Reference: SP 00706 88928

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