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Gravestone of George Corson at Ngr 2688 3916

A Grade II Listed Building in Adel and Wharfedale, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.848 / 53°50'52"N

Longitude: -1.5929 / 1°35'34"W

OS Eastings: 426880

OS Northings: 439160

OS Grid: SE268391

Mapcode National: GBR B60.GD

Mapcode Global: WHC95.HJPX

Entry Name: Gravestone of George Corson at Ngr 2688 3916

Location: Leeds, LS16

County: Leeds

Locality: Adel and Wharfedale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Listing Date: 11 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466213

Source ID: 1375318

Listing Text


LEEDS

SE23NE OTLEY ROAD, Lawnswood
714-1/6/938 (West side (off))
Gravestone of George Corson at NGR
2688 3916

II

Gravestone. 1910. Granite. In the form of a Celtic ring cross
with 5 bosses, on a low pedestal, approx 1.75m high overall.
Raised lettering in sunken plaque on the base: 'IN LOVING
MEMORY OF/ GEORGE CORSON/ ARCHITECT/ SON OF JAMES CORSON/ OF
BEREHOLM, DUMFRIES/ NOV 18th 1910, AGED 80/ GOD IS LOVE'. On
the right return of the base: 'HARRIOT MARY/ GOUGH CORSON/ HIS
WIFE/ DIED MAY 4th 1928/ AGED 77 YEARS/ AT REST'. The kerbs
have been lowered.
HISTORICAL NOTE: George Corson practised in Leeds from 1849
until c1901 and was one of the city's most prominent
architects, first president of the Leeds Architectural Society
(founded 1876) and re-elected as President of the re-named
Leeds and Yorkshire Architectural Society in 1897-99. Linstrum
(1978) catalogued over 40 buildings by him, in Classical and
Gothic Revival style, many of which are listed. They include:
East Parade offices; No.28 Great George Street; Spenfield,
Otley Road; Grand Theatre; Municipal Buildings and School
Board Offices, Calverley Street. He designed the buildings and
layout of Lawnswood Cemetery and his was the first grave in
the new extension (Wilson, p.36).
(Linstrum, D: West Yorkshire Architects and Architecture:
London: 1978-: 375; Wilson, T Butler: Two Leeds Architects:
Cuthbert Brodrick and George Corson: 1937-).


Listing NGR: SE2688039160

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