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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 RICHARD KNILL, SOUTH OF U LARSING MONUMENT IN OVERLEIGH CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1375889

Location

MONUMENT TO RICHARD KNILL, SOUTH OF U LARSING MONUMENT IN OVERLEIGH CEMETERY, OVERLEIGH ROAD

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary Authority

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: 469868

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Details

CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4065 OVERLEIGH ROAD 1932-1/8/215 (North side (off)) Monument to Richard Knill, S of U Larsing Monument in Overleigh Cemetery

GV II

Monument to Rev. Richard Knill and his wife Sarah. c1857. Freestone; plinth with inscribed arched panels, octagonal column and spire finial; overall height approx 3m. The plinth front is inscribed "IN MEMORY OF THE REVD RICHARD KNILL BORN 14TH APRIL 1787 AT BRAUNTON DEVON, LABOURED THREE YEARS AS A MISSIONARY IN INDIA AND FIFTEEN IN RUSSIA, PLEADED THE CAUSE OF MISSIONS THROUGHOUT GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, SUSTAINED THE PASTORAL OFFICE SIX YEARS AT WOTTON-UNDER-EDGE, WAS NINE YEARS PASTOR OF THE INDEPENDENT CHURCH QUEEN STREET

IN THIS CITY AND DIED 2ND JANUARY 1857". On the left face "BRETHREN THE HEATHEN ARE PERISHING." "SHALL WE LET THEM PERISH?" "GOD FORBID !" - RICHARD KNILL. On the right face "AUTHOR OF THE FOLLOWING TRACTS ETC.: DYING THIEF AND DYING SAVIOUR; THE FALSE HOPE; THE RUSSIAN NURSE; THE FARMER AND HIS FAMILY; INFLUENCE OF PIOUS WOMEN; WHOLE FAMILY IN HEAVEN...." and others. On the back face "SARAH HIS WIFE 1796 - MAY 1870".







Listing NGR: SJ4032065328

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40320 65328

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