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FORMER CEMETERY CHAPEL AND STATUE OF MICHAEL SADLER

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: FORMER CEMETERY CHAPEL AND STATUE OF MICHAEL SADLER

List entry Number: 1256177

Location

FORMER CEMETERY CHAPEL AND STATUE OF MICHAEL SADLER, ST GEORGES FIELDS

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

County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 26-Sep-1963

Date of most recent amendment: 11-Sep-1996

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465209

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History

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Details

LEEDS

SE2934NW ST GEORGE'S FIELDS 714-1/71/364 Former Cemetery Chapel and statue of 26/09/63 Michael Sadler (Formerly Listed as: WOODHOUSE LANE (South side (off)) Mortuary chapel at Woodhouse cemetery)

II

Cemetery chapel, now library store, with statue against the NE side. 1835. Repair and rebuilding to upper walls and roof after a fire c1988. By John Clark for the Leeds General Cemetery Company. Ashlar, Delphstone and millstone grit, grey slate roof. Greek Revival style. Plinth. Portico on NW with 4 giant Ionic columns supporting entablature and moulded pediment, central door in shouldered architrave. SE end has 4 giant pilasters supporting entablature and pediment; 5 x 3 pane glazing between, a window on each return and panels with carved wreaths below each window. The ashlar is continued around each side to meet hammer-dressed gritstone on side walls which have a central recessed rainwater pipe. Statue of Michael Sadler: marble, life-size, draped in Greek style, the base carved with the words: 'PARK SCULPTOR LONDON 1837'. It stands on a cylindrical plinth with inscribed tablet giving details of his career: born Doveridge, Derbys, MP for the borough of Newark and Aldboro, died at Belfast, the memorial erected by his 'numerous private and political friends'. INTERIOR: not inspected. Sadler fought and lost the 1832 election for the Tories in Leeds; he was a linen merchant, member of the corporation, and an Evangelical paternalist devoted to factory reform. A recess on the back of the plinth indicates that the statue is not in its original position. (Beresford, M: Walks Round Red Brick: Leeds University Press: 1980-: 50; Fraser, D (Ed): A History of Modern Leeds: Manchester: 1980-: 276-78).

Listing NGR: SE2929434796

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Beresford, M , Walks Round Red Brick, (1980), 50
Fraser, D, A History of Modern Leeds, (1980), 276-78

National Grid Reference: SE 29294 34796

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