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Statue of Richard Grosvenor, Second Marquis of Westminster

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1899 / 53°11'23"N

Longitude: -2.881 / 2°52'51"W

OS Eastings: 341231

OS Northings: 366232

OS Grid: SJ412662

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.32P2

Mapcode Global: WH88F.Q29V

Plus Code: 9C5V54Q9+XJ

Entry Name: Statue of Richard Grosvenor, Second Marquis of Westminster

Listing Date: 10 January 1972

Last Amended: 23 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1375832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469811

Location: Grosvenor Park, Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Chester

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Chester St John the Baptist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Description



CHESTER CITY (EM)

SJ4166 GROSVENOR PARK
1932-1/6/136 Statue of Richard Grosvenor, second
10/01/72 Marquis of Westminster
(Formerly Listed as:
GROSVENOR PARK
Statue of Second Marquis of
Westminster)

GV II

Statue on plinth, of Richard Grosvenor second Marquis of
Westminster. 1869. By Thomas Thornycroft at the expense of the
Marquis's tenants, friends and neighbours, following his death
in 1867. Polished granite and white stone; more than
life-size. Granite plinth inscribed "RICHARD : SECOND MARQUIS
OF WESTMINSTER : K.G. : THE GENEROUS LANDLORD : THE FRIEND OF
THE DISTRESSED : THE HELPER OF ALL GOOD WORKS : THE BENEFACTOR
TO THIS CITY : ERECTED BY TENANTS FRIENDS AND NEIGHBOURS : AD
1869". The Marquis stands in Garter robes but bare-headed,
with one foot slightly advanced, expression benevolent and
hands offering help.
The statue is well positioned at the crossing of the main
north-south and east-west axes of the Park which, designed by
Edward Kemp and with lodge (qv) and features by John Douglas,
was given to the City of Chester by the second Marquis of
Westminster.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N & Hubbard E: Cheshire:
Harmondsworth: 1971-: 160).

Listing NGR: SJ4123166232

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