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Memorial to James Chance in West Smethwick Park, Smethwick

Description: Memorial to James Chance in West Smethwick Park

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 219389

OS Grid Reference: SP0070688928
OS Grid Coordinates: 400706, 288928
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4983, -1.9910

Location: W Park Road, West Bromwich, Sandwell B66 1QT

Locality: Smethwick
County: Sandwell
Country: England
Postcode: B66 1QT

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Listing Text

SP 08 NW
9/168 Memorial to James Chance
in West Smethwick Park


Memorial. Circa 1900. Brick and terra cotta. Comprises a centrepiece
flanked by concave walls, approached by steps. The flanking walls terminate
in brick piers and incorporate terra cotta seats. The centrepiece is flanked
by paired columns supporting an entablature with decorated frieze and modillion
cornice, surmounted by a broken pediment. The latter has swept sides and a
central finial. A central oval recess contains a bronze bust. Below is an
inscribed plaque:

"James J Chance MA JP DL. For fifty years a partner in the firm
of Chance Brothers & Co at the Glass Works Smethwick and at the
Akali Works Oldbury.

"He purchased the land for the Park, laid it out and endowed it and
on September 7th 1895 opened it a gift to the public for ever. He
also made the roads on the east and west boundaries."

Listing NGR: SP0070688928

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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