ELLESMERE MEMORIAL INCLUDING RAILINGS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1356707

Date first listed: 01-Aug-1974

Statutory Address: ELLESMERE MEMORIAL INCLUDING RAILINGS, LEIGH ROAD

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: ELLESMERE MEMORIAL INCLUDING RAILINGS, LEIGH ROAD

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

District: Salford (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 73554 00841

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

WORSLEY LEIGH ROAD SD 70 SW (north side) 1/37 Ellesmere Memorial, 1/8/74 including railings - II

Memorial monument. 1859. By Driver and Weber of London as a result of a competition judged by Charles Barry to commemorate Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere. Ashlar, but incorporating a band of Minton encaustic tiles and corner columns of "the new serpentine discovered at the Lizard". 2 main stages and a spire. The spire was originally on top of a tall octagonal column, 132 ft. tall which has now been removed. Lower stage has gabled angle buttress with off-sets. Pointed arched aedicules on squat colonettes framing arms and an inscription. Steep crocketed gable over dwarf biforium with cusped arcade and crocketed gablets. Heraldic finials at corners removed in c. 1980. Upper stage is octagonal. Crocketed gables with pierced tympana supported on colonnettes framing pointed arches which in turn frame cusped pointed arches of which those on the diagonal sides are blind. Octagonal spire with open lantern stage of which each pointed opening is surmounted by a gable. Iron railings with ornamental finials. The Builder, July 24, 1858 and November 6, 1858.

Listing NGR: SD7355400841

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 211995

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'The Builder' in 6 November, (1858)
'The Builder' in 24 July, (1858)

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