© Mrs Pennie Keech
FORMER CEMETERY CHAPEL AND STATUE OF MICHAEL SADLER, ST GEORGES FIELDS
LEEDS, LEEDS, WEST YORKSHIRE
Mrs Pennie Keech
17 August 2004
26 September 1963
Date of last amendment:
11 September 1996
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SE2934NW ST GEORGE'S FIELDS
714-1/71/364 Former Cemetery Chapel and statue of
26/09/63 Michael Sadler
(Formerly Listed as:
(South side (off))
Mortuary chapel at Woodhouse
Cemetery chapel, now library store, with statue against the NE
side. 1835. Repair and rebuilding to upper walls and roof
after a fire c1988. By John Clark for the Leeds General
Cemetery Company. Ashlar, Delphstone and millstone grit, grey
slate roof. Greek Revival style.
Plinth. Portico on NW with 4 giant Ionic columns supporting
entablature and moulded pediment, central door in shouldered
architrave. SE end has 4 giant pilasters supporting
entablature and pediment; 5 x 3 pane glazing between, a window
on each return and panels with carved wreaths below each
window. The ashlar is continued around each side to meet
hammer-dressed gritstone on side walls which have a central
recessed rainwater pipe.
Statue of Michael Sadler: marble, life-size, draped in Greek
style, the base carved with the words: 'PARK SCULPTOR LONDON
1837'. It stands on a cylindrical plinth with inscribed tablet
giving details of his career: born Doveridge, Derbys, MP for
the borough of Newark and Aldboro, died at Belfast, the
memorial erected by his 'numerous private and political
INTERIOR: not inspected.
Sadler fought and lost the 1832 election for the Tories in
Leeds; he was a linen merchant, member of the corporation, and
an Evangelical paternalist devoted to factory reform. A recess
on the back of the plinth indicates that the statue is not in
its original position.
(Beresford, M: Walks Round Red Brick: Leeds University Press:
1980-: 50; Fraser, D (Ed): A History of Modern Leeds:
Manchester: 1980-: 276-78).