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Barnston Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farndon, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.0905 / 53°5'25"N

Longitude: -2.877 / 2°52'37"W

OS Eastings: 341360

OS Northings: 355174

OS Grid: SJ413551

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.99NF

Mapcode Global: WH88T.SL52

Entry Name: Barnston Memorial

Listing Date: 28 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1279425

English Heritage Legacy ID: 403429

Location: Farndon, Cheshire West and Chester, CH3

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Farndon

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Farndon St Chad

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 45 NW

West Side Barnston Memorial

Obelisk,circa 1858,slender,of yellow sandstone with cast iron railings decayed and partly removed.Concave mouldings at base of obelisk shaft and on plinth accentuate the impression of slenderness.On podia attached to the plinth are four lions crouching,mourning.The heavy funerary rail survives on three of the quadrants between the lions.On front of plinth BARNSTON is carved (in plain projecting capitals)above a circular plaque bearing a wreath.On left side is inscribed ERECTED IN MEMORY OF ROGER BARNSTON ESQ OF CREWE HILL,MAJOR AND BREVET LIEUT.COLONEL OF HER MAJESTY'S 90TH LIGHT INFANTRY,CB AND KNIGHT OF THE LEGION OF HONOUR AND OF THE ORDER OF MEJDEDIE BY HIS TENANTS AND FRIENDS.HE SERVED IN THE CRIMEAN WAR FROM THE 5TH DECEMBER 1854 AND WAS PRESENT AT THE SIEGE AND FALL OF SEBASTOPOL AND ALSO IN THE INDIAN MUTINY CAMPAIGN IN 1857 IN WHICH HE SUFFERED A SEVERE WOUND WHILE GALLANTLY LEADING AN ASSAULT AT THE RELIEF OF LUCK NOW ON THE 18TH NOVEMBER 1857 FROM THE EFFECTS OF WHICH HE DIED AT CAWNPORE ON THE 23RD DECEMBER 1857,AGED 31 YEARS,AND WAS INTERRED IN THE MILITARY CEMETERY OF THAT STATION.

Listing NGR: SJ 41360 55174

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