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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
Plus Code: 9C5V54P4+PJ
Entry Name: Cenotaph to Matthew Henry on Grosvenor Street Roundabout
Listing Date: 6 August 1998
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
CHESTER CITY (IM)
SJ4065NW NICHOLAS STREET
595-1/5/272 Cenotaph to Matthew Henry on
Grosvenor Street Roundabout
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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