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MONUMENT TO W BROWN IN NORTH PART OF OVERLEIGH CEMETERY

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: MONUMENT TO W BROWN IN NORTH PART OF OVERLEIGH CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1375892

Location

MONUMENT TO W BROWN IN NORTH PART OF OVERLEIGH CEMETERY, OVERLEIGH ROAD

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

County:

District: Cheshire West and Chester

District Type: Unitary Authority

Parish: Non Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 23-Jul-1998

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469871

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Details



SJ4065 1932-1/8/209

CHESTER CITY (EM) OVERLEIGH ROAD (North side (off)) Monument to W Brown in north part of Overleigh Cemetery II

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Obelisk monument to William Brown, second generation owner of the pioneering drapery, then department store, Browns of Chester. c1852. Polished red granite. Approx 4m high. The plinth is inscribed "SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF WILLIAM BROWN ESQUIRE A MAGISTRATE OF THIS CITY WHO AT THE AGE OF SIXTY THREE DEPARTED THIS LIFE ON THE THIRTEENTH DAY OF JUNE ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND FIFTY TWO DEEPLY LAMENTED BY HIS

FELLOW CITIZENS WHO TO RECORD THEIR HIGH SENSE OF HIS UNWEARIED EXERTIONS ON BEHALF OF THE CHARITIES OF HIS NATIVE CITY AND HIS GREAT PUBLIC USEFULNESS HAVE RAISED THIS MONUMENT IN HIS MEMORY".





Listing NGR: SJ 40269 65419

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National Grid Reference: SJ4026965419

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