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Description: Ellesmere Memorial Including Railings
Date Listed: 1 August 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 211995
OS Grid Reference: SD7355400841
OS Grid Coordinates: 373554, 400841
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5036, -2.4002
WORSLEY LEIGH ROAD
SD 70 SW
1/8/74 including railings
Memorial monument. 1859. By Driver and Weber of London as a
result of a competition judged by Charles Barry to
commemorate Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere. Ashlar,
but incorporating a band of Minton encaustic tiles and
corner columns of "the new serpentine discovered at the
Lizard". 2 main stages and a spire. The spire was originally
on top of a tall octagonal column, 132 ft. tall which has
now been removed. Lower stage has gabled angle buttress with
off-sets. Pointed arched aedicules on squat colonettes
framing arms and an inscription. Steep crocketed gable over
dwarf biforium with cusped arcade and crocketed gablets.
Heraldic finials at corners removed in c. 1980. Upper stage
is octagonal. Crocketed gables with pierced tympana
supported on colonnettes framing pointed arches which in
turn frame cusped pointed arches of which those on the
diagonal sides are blind. Octagonal spire with open lantern
stage of which each pointed opening is surmounted by a
gable. Iron railings with ornamental finials. The Builder,
July 24, 1858 and November 6, 1858.
Listing NGR: SD7355400841
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