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George Bennet Memorial in General Cemetery

A Grade II Listed Building in Sheffield, Sheffield

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Latitude: 53.3683 / 53°22'5"N

Longitude: -1.4879 / 1°29'16"W

OS Eastings: 434169

OS Northings: 385838

OS Grid: SK341858

Mapcode National: GBR 9CQ.HC

Mapcode Global: WHDDP.3LQM

Plus Code: 9C5W9G96+8R

Entry Name: George Bennet Memorial in General Cemetery

Listing Date: 2 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376266

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470260

Location: 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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Listing Text


784-1/37/10057 George Bennet memorial in
General Cemetery


Memorial monument. c.1850. Ashlar sandstone with inset marble plaque bearing relief sculpture. Tapered pedestal rising from a square stepped base supporting a chamfered plinth. Cross gabled cap. The monument is inscribed on its north, east and west faces, and has a relief sculpture ( much decayed) of a male figure, leaning against a globe on a stand. The monument commemorates George Bennett (d.1841) , a founder of the Sheffield Sunday School movement, who, from 1821-29 travelled the world with the Reverend Daniel Tyerman as a deputation from the London Missionary Society, visiting its settlements in the Pacific Islands, Australia, India and South Africa, travelling some 90,000 miles in the process. SETTING: The monument is set on the principal axis of the original General Cemetery in Sharrow, at the foot of the steps leading up to the Old Chapel ( item 37/159 ) with which it forms a group.

Listing NGR: SK3416985838

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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