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Memorial to George Whitfield

A Grade II Listed Building in Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent

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Latitude: 51.1363 / 51°8'10"N

Longitude: 0.261 / 0°15'39"E

OS Eastings: 558276

OS Northings: 139881

OS Grid: TQ582398

Mapcode National: GBR MPS.LSQ

Mapcode Global: VHHQD.GPTR

Plus Code: 9F3247P6+G9

Entry Name: Memorial to George Whitfield

Listing Date: 7 June 2000

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1380348

English Heritage Legacy ID: 480382

ID on this website: 101380348

Location: Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tunbridge Wells, Kent, TN4

County: Kent

District: Tunbridge Wells

Electoral Ward/Division: Culverden

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Royal Tunbridge Wells

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Tunbridge Wells St John

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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872/3/10015 Memorial to George


Commemorative monument. Later C19 monument commemorating the nearby preaching of the renowned preacher George Whitfield at the opening of the chapel built by Selina Countess of Huntingdon in 1769. Sandstone monument about 3 feet high square in shape with moulded plinth, moulded cornice and ball finial and inscription to one face "Near this spot stood and preached that eminent servant of God George Whitfield at the opening of the original chapel built by Selina Countess of Huntingdon July 23rd 1769." An attached flat tablet refers to the Countess of Huntingdon Chapel nearby which has since been demolished. These dissenting places of worship were erected in towns such as Tunbridge Wells specifically to attract the upper classes. George Whitfield and other preachers were her chaplains and when he died in 1770 he left her in his will considerable possessions in America.

Listing NGR: TQ5828339904

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