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Monument to Sarah Lees

A Grade II Listed Building in Werneth, Oldham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.532 / 53°31'55"N

Longitude: -2.1297 / 2°7'46"W

OS Eastings: 391498

OS Northings: 403930

OS Grid: SD914039

Mapcode National: GBR FWKL.QM

Mapcode Global: WHB9B.8H35

Entry Name: Monument to Sarah Lees

Listing Date: 8 March 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1282576

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388955

Location: Oldham, OL8

County: Oldham

Electoral Ward/Division: Werneth

Built-Up Area: Oldham

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Werneth St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text


OLDHAM

SD90SW WERNETH PARK
780-1/3/91 (North East side)
Monument to Sarah Lees

GV II

Monument to Sarah Lees. c1938. White ashlar and bronze. Tall
pylon with crosses in relief on each side rising from
hexagonal plinth itself carried on circular base set in centre
of raised flower bed with low stone retaining wall
incorporating drinking fountains now mutilated at cardinal
points. Circular base carries low relief bronzes, depicting
signs of zodiac, and figures emblematic of seasons together
with bust of Sarah Lees and inscription plate also low relief
bronzes on hexagon above. Erected to the memory of Sarah Lees
by the townspeople of Oldham. Sarah Lees was a leading local
philanthropist and public figure, the first woman on Oldham
town council in 1907, and mayor in 1910. On her death in 1935,
she left her former home of Werneth Park to the town.
(Lancashire Life: E.L.Briggs: Sarah's Reaching Hands: 1984-:
41).


Listing NGR: SD9149803930

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