MURRAY MEMORIAL AND ENCLOSURE RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1256112
Date first listed:
09-Mar-1987
Date of most recent amendment:
11-Sep-1996
Statutory Address:
MURRAY MEMORIAL AND ENCLOSURE RAILINGS, ST MATTHEWS STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
MURRAY MEMORIAL AND ENCLOSURE RAILINGS, ST MATTHEWS STREET

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

District:
Leeds (Metropolitan Authority)
Parish:
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
SE2912932333

Details

SE2932 714-1/42/852 09/03/87

LEEDS

ST MATTHEW'S STREET, Holbeck (East side) Murray Memorial and enclosure railings (Formerly Listed as: ST MATTHEW STREET, Holbeck (East side (off)) Murray Memorial & railings approx 60m W of Meynell Heights, Cemetery etc)

GV II

Memorial in railed enclosure. c1830. Commemorates Matthew and Mary Murray; cast-iron and stone. Rectangular enclosure has low chamfered stone wall supporting pointed-finialed bars; stone flags inside. The central obelisk has 4-step stone and iron podium, iron plinth block with raised stone panels in iron architraves bearing inscriptions, and iron obelisk above. The south panel is inscribed: 'IN A VAULT UNDERNEATH/ ARE DEPOSITED THE REMAINS OF/ MATTHEW MURRAY/ CIVIL ENGINEER OF HOLBECK/ WHO DIED THE XX OF FEBRUARY/ MDCCCXXVI, AGED LX YEARS/ ALSO OF MARY HIS WIFE/ WHO DIED THE XVIII/ OF DECEMBER MDCCCXXXVI/ AGED LXXII YEARS.' The N and W panels commemorate other members of the Murray family including a grandson, William Murray Jackson c1882, and a great grandson, Matthew Murray Jackson who were engineers also. HISTORICAL NOTE: Matthew Murray was important as a designer and builder of both stationary and locomotive engines, supplying Middleton tramway with four of the latter in 1812-13, more than a decade before the opening of Stephenson's Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825 and the building of his 'Rocket' in 1829. Murray's foundry was a short distance away from the cemetery, on Water Lane, now No.99 (qv).

Listing NGR: SE2912932333

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
465233
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 13 Mar 2002
Reference: IOE01/06115/02
Rights: Copyright IoE Mrs Pennie Keech. Source Historic England Archive
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