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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 SAMUEL VENABLES IN NORTH PART OF OVERLEIGH CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1375890

Location

MONUMENT TO SAMUEL VENABLES IN NORTH PART OF 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: 469869

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Details

CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4065 OVERLEIGH ROAD 1932-1/8/211 (North side (off)) Monument to Samuel Venables in north part of Overleigh Cemetery

GV II

Monument to Samuel Venables, master of Chester Bluecoat School, Upper Northgate Street (qv). c1850. Obelisk on plinth, stone. Inscribed: "TO THE MEMORY OF MR SAMUEL VENABLES WHO DURING THE SPACE OF MORE THAN FORTY YEARS FILLED THE IMPORTANT SITUATION OF MASTER TO THE BLUE COAT SCHOOL IN THE CITY. HAVING FAITHFULLY SERVED HIS HEAVENLY FATHER DURING THE LONG

PERIOD OF SEVENTY SEVEN YEARS HE DIED IN THE HOPE OF ETERNAL REST WITH HIM ON THE FIFTEENTH DAY OF OCTOBER 1848. IN GRATEFUL RECOLLECTION OF THE FIRM BUT CONSIDERATE SPIRIT WITH WHICH HE DISCHARGED HIS OFFICE, AND WITH THE HONEST DESIRE TO PERPETUATE THE MEMORY OF A DILIGENT, CONSCIENTIOUS AND PARENTAL INSTRUCTOR, THIS MONUMENT IS ERECTED BY THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THOSE WHO FEEL THAT THE LESSONS WHICH THEY LEARNT IN SCHOOL HAVE UNDER GOD'S BLESSING BEEN THE SOURCE OF THEIR HAPPINESS IN LIFE". On the right side is inscribed "M : CH : L. RESTORED NOVEMBER 6TH 1885 BY HIS GRANDSON CHARLES SAMUEL VENABLES : LONDON". The plinth is capped on each side by a simple pediment, above which the obelisk rises, total height approx 4m.





Listing NGR: SJ4030465461

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40304 65461

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