MEMORIAL TO JAMES CHANCE IN WEST SMETHWICK PARK

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1077101

Date first listed: 29-Sep-1987

Statutory Address: MEMORIAL TO JAMES CHANCE IN WEST SMETHWICK PARK, WEST PARK ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: MEMORIAL TO JAMES CHANCE IN WEST SMETHWICK PARK, WEST PARK ROAD

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

District: Sandwell (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SP 00706 88928

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 219389

Legacy System: LBS

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