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© Mr D.R. Smith LRPS

IoE Number: 219389
Location: MEMORIAL TO JAMES CHANCE IN WEST SMETHWICK PARK, WEST PARK ROAD (off)
  SMETHWICK, SANDWELL, WEST MIDLANDS
Photographer: Mr D.R. Smith LRPS
Date Photographed: 03 May 2000
Date listed: 29 September 1987
Date of last amendment: 29 September 1987
Grade II

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SANDWELL MBWEST PARK ROAD (off)SP 08 NWSmethwick9/168Memorial to James Chancein West Smethwick Park

SANDWELL MB WEST PARK ROAD (off) SP 08 NW Smethwick 9/168 Memorial to James Chance in West Smethwick Park II Memorial. Circa 1900. Brick and terra cotta. Comprises a centrepiece flanked by concave walls, approached by steps. The flanking walls terminate in brick piers and incorporate terra cotta seats. The centrepiece is flanked by paired columns supporting an entablature with decorated frieze and modillion cornice, surmounted by a broken pediment. The latter has swept sides and a central finial. A central oval recess contains a bronze bust. Below is an inscribed plaque: "James J Chance MA JP DL. For fifty years a partner in the firm of Chance Brothers & Co at the Glass Works Smethwick and at the Akali Works Oldbury. "He purchased the land for the Park, laid it out and endowed it and on September 7th 1895 opened it a gift to the public for ever. He also made the roads on the east and west boundaries."

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