COPLESTONE MEMORIAL OVERLEIGH NEW CEMETERY

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1350324
Date first listed:
05-Aug-2002
Statutory Address:
COPLESTONE MEMORIAL OVERLEIGH NEW CEMETERY

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Location

Statutory Address:
COPLESTONE MEMORIAL OVERLEIGH NEW CEMETERY

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

District:
Cheshire West and Chester (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SJ 40349 65082

Details



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

II*



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.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
490134
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

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

Legal

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

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