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Memorial and Grave of Sam Wilson at Ngr 2678 3909 in Lawnswood Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Adel and Wharfedale, Leeds

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.8474 / 53°50'50"N

Longitude: -1.5944 / 1°35'39"W

OS Eastings: 426780

OS Northings: 439090

OS Grid: SE267390

Mapcode National: GBR B60.4M

Mapcode Global: WHC95.GKZD

Entry Name: Memorial and Grave of Sam Wilson at Ngr 2678 3909 in Lawnswood Cemetery

Listing Date: 11 September 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375324

English Heritage Legacy ID: 466219

Location: Leeds, LS16

County: Leeds

Electoral Ward/Division: Adel and Wharfedale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Adel St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text


LEEDS

SE23NE OTLEY ROAD, Lawnswood
714-1/6/943 (West side (off))
Memorial and grave of Sam Wilson at
NGR 2678 3909 in Lawnswood Cemetery

GV II

Memorial and grave of Sam Wilson. 1918. By E Caldwell Spruce.
Black marble, bronze figures and plaques. On a corner site;
central plaque with raised lettering: 'IN LOVING MEMORY OF/
SAM WILSON JP OF LEEDS/ BORN JAN 16th 1851/ DIED DEC 13th
1918/ AND OF/ ANN WILSON/ HIS BELOVED WIFE/ BORN FEB 27th
1862/ DIED FEB 27th 1931/ 'MORS JANUA VITAE''. Above this is a
plaque with symbols of death and mourning in relief, behind is
an angled screen 'wall' surmounted by a tall angel holding a
torch aloft; side panels ramped down to form bases for statues
representing 'Faith' (left, a shrouded figure with book and
crucifix) and 'Benevolence' (right, a kneeling female figure
holding cross and cup).
Samuel Wilson, of Rutland Lodge, Potternewton, was chairman of
Joshua Wilson and Sons, worsted coating manufacturers of Bean
Ing Mills, Wellington Street. His principal public works were
connected with Leeds Art Gallery and he left his collection of
paintings, porcelain, bronzes and furniture to the city on the
death of his wife. He left ยป100 in his will to the
Headingley-cum-Burley Burial Board for the upkeep of a grave
and tombstone.
(Leeds Obituaries Volume 5, 13 and 14 December 1918).


Listing NGR: SE2678039090

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