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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.


List entry Number: 1350324



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


District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 05-Aug-2002

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 490134

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1932-1/0/10007 HANDBRIDGE 05-AUG-02 Coplestone Memorial, Overleigh New Cem etery


Memorial to Frederick Coplestone. Headstone of Portland stone, 1934, by Eric Gill. Arched upper section with high relief carving of St Francis and the birds; plain raised border. Lower section with inscription panel, with shield, set between pilasters; raised base. HISTORY: this memorial commemorates Frederick Coplestone CBE, JP (d.1932), a newspaper proprietor, and his son, the submariner Lieutenant-Commander Frederick Lewis Coplestone RN (d. 1914), and his son-in-law Commander A.F. Coplestone-Boughey RN (d.1916 at Jutland). It is a notable work of Eric Gill, displaying his distinctive sculptural style; Gill was a Catholic, and the Franciscan imagery is in keeping with his intense religious views. Fine cemetery monuments of this period are few indeed: this is an outstanding memorial, by the foremost carver of his day.

SOURCES: Chester Chronicle, 15th December 1934; David Peace, 'Eric Gill: The Inscriptions' (1994), 143.

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Books and journals
Peace, D, Eric Gill: The Inscriptions, (1994), 143
'Chester Chronicle' in 15 December, (1934)

National Grid Reference: SJ 40349 65082


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