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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 57129
Location: MONUMENT TO THE VENERABLE HUGH BOURNE IN PRIMITIVE METHODIST GRAVEYARD, ENGLESEA BROOK LANE
  WESTON, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 11 August 1999
Date listed: 05 September 1986
Date of last amendment: 05 September 1986
Grade II

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WESTON C.P.ENGLESEA BROOK LANESJ 75 SE7516 51473/51Monumentto thevenerable Hugh Bourne in

WESTON C.P. ENGLESEA BROOK LANE SJ 75 SE 7516 5147 3/51 Monument to the venerable Hugh Bourne in primitive Methodist Graveyard GV II Grave monument. Dated 1852. Inscribed John Walford Architectus. Ashlar with inset lead lettering. Square base with diagonal buttresses to the corners with offsets capped by small obelisk finials. Resting on the plinth is a larger central obelisk. At the time of the resurvey (1985) the obelisk was fractured and in three pieces. The inscription on the plinth reads: Sacred to the memory of The Venerable Hugh Bourne Chief Founder of the Primitive Methodists Born April 3rd 1772 Died Oct 11th 1852 He was very eminent for promoting Camp meetings and other modes of religious worship amongst commonalty for half a century. He preached the gospel in Great Britain and America then fell asleep leaving behind 9916 itinerant and local preachers 109,984 members in society 140906 Sabbath school teachers and scholars as monuments of his labours and piety.

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