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Tomb of Edward George Hugh, Earl Grosvenor

A Grade II Listed Building in Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1583 / 53°9'29"N

Longitude: -2.879 / 2°52'44"W

OS Eastings: 341323

OS Northings: 362716

OS Grid: SJ413627

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.535P

Mapcode Global: WH88F.RW74

Plus Code: 9C5V545C+8C

Entry Name: Tomb of Edward George Hugh, Earl Grosvenor

Listing Date: 2 November 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1330222

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55323

ID on this website: 101330222

Location: St Mary's Church, Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, CH4

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Eaton and Eccleston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eccleston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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7/127 Tomb of Edward George
Hugh, Earl Grosvenor


Tomb 1909 by Detmar Blow and Fernand Billerey, sculptor E Madeline (in
the Alfred Gilbert tradition - Pevsner and Hubbard). Cast bronze.
Openwork enclosure of panels decorated with sheaves, portcullises and
coronets surmounted by heavy shaped rail bearing, in black letter
characters, "Four corners to my bed/Four angels round my head/One to
watch and two to pray/And one to bear my soul away". Inscription:
Edward George Hugh Earl Grosvenor, born on the eve of St Hugh 1904
died February 13, 1909. At head three bronze figures, mourning: King
Edward 1, St George (with mailed foot on slain dragon's neck) and St
Hugh in bishop's robes and mitre.
The tomb, of admirable workmanship, epitomises the medievalist ideal
of its period (which Blow attempted to realise in his community at
Hilles House, Painswick) of the rebirth of a chivalric society.

Listing NGR: SJ4132362716

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