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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 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: 469871

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4065 OVERLEIGH ROAD 1932-1/8/209 (North side (off)) Monument to W Brown in north part of Overleigh Cemetery

GV II

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: SJ4027765428

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National Grid Reference: SJ 40277 65428

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