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Latitude: 52.4983 / 52°29'53"N
Longitude: -1.991 / 1°59'27"W
OS Eastings: 400706
OS Northings: 288928
OS Grid: SP007889
Mapcode National: GBR 5C2.7B
Mapcode Global: VH9YV.FGSP
Entry Name: Memorial to James Chance in West Smethwick Park
Listing Date: 29 September 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1077101
English Heritage Legacy ID: 219389
Location: Sandwell, B66
Electoral Ward/Division: St Pauls
Built-Up Area: Smethwick
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Midlands
Church of England Parish: Smethwick The Resurrection
Church of England Diocese: Birmingham
SANDWELL MB WEST PARK ROAD (off)
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
"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
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