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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1282576
English Heritage Legacy ID: 388955
Location: Oldham, OL8
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
SD90SW WERNETH PARK
780-1/3/91 (North East side)
Monument to Sarah Lees
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-:
Listing NGR: SD9149803930
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