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Cenotaph to Matthew Henry on Grosvenor Street Roundabout

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1868 / 53°11'12"N

Longitude: -2.8934 / 2°53'36"W

OS Eastings: 340398

OS Northings: 365898

OS Grid: SJ403658

Mapcode National: GBR 79.3CP2

Mapcode Global: WH88F.J5D7

Entry Name: Cenotaph to Matthew Henry on Grosvenor Street Roundabout

Listing Date: 6 August 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1376328

English Heritage Legacy ID: 470323

Location: Cheshire West and Chester, CH1

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Electoral Ward/Division: Chester City

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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Listing Text


CHESTER CITY (IM)

SJ4065NW NICHOLAS STREET
595-1/5/272 Cenotaph to Matthew Henry on
Grosvenor Street Roundabout

GV II

Monument. 1860. Polished granite obelisk on square base of 3
sandstone steps. The obelisk is inscribed MATTHEW HENRY VDM
BORN 18TH OCTOBER 1662 DIED 22ND JUNE 1714 INTERRED IN TRINITY
CHURCH IN THIS CITY.
Matthew Henry, born at Broad Oak Iscoyd then in the parish of
Malpas, Cheshire, but now in Clwyd was a noted divine and
commentator. Ordained privately in London, he took up his
ministry as a non-conformist in Chester in 1687, living in
Bollands Court, White Friars until 1712. His biblical
commentaries are notable.
The roundabout island occupies part of the graveyard of the
former churches of St Bridget and St Martin (not included).
(Dictionary of National Biography).

Listing NGR: SJ4039865898

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