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James Nicholson Memorial in General Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.369 / 53°22'8"N

Longitude: -1.4878 / 1°29'15"W

OS Eastings: 434180

OS Northings: 385913

OS Grid: SK341859

Mapcode National: GBR 9CQ.J3

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.3LT3

Plus Code: 9C5W9G96+HV

Entry Name: James Nicholson Memorial in General Cemetery

Listing Date: 2 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376265

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470259

Location: Nether Edge and Sharrow, Sheffield, S11

County: Sheffield

Electoral Ward/Division: Nether Edge and Sharrow

Built-Up Area: Sheffield

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Endcliffe St Augustine

Church of England Diocese: Sheffield

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784-1/37/10056 James Nicholson Memorial in
General Cemetery


Memorial monument. c.1872. Ashlar sandstone monument set within an elongated triangular enclosure. Elevated chest tomb surmounted by a statue of a woman kneeling at prayer. Tall stepped ashlar base, with chamfered plinth and tomb above, formerly with statues to each corner ( now removed), beneath bell-shapes canopies forming part of a moulded cornice, above which is set the statue. The tomb is set at the north end of the enclosure formed by a stepped ashlar plinth, surmounted by cast-iron panels with linked pierced circles and moulded posts.
The monument commemorates members of the Nicholson family, including Harriet Nicholson, (d.1876), her husband, who commissioned the monument (d.1909), and their children. The Nicholson family were prominent industrialists in Sheffield in the late C19. The monument stands close to that of another notable industrialist of the period, Mark Firth (item 37/162), with which it forms a group.

Listing NGR: SK3418085913

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