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Statue of John Batchelor

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Cardiff

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Latitude: 51.4796 / 51°28'46"N

Longitude: -3.1765 / 3°10'35"W

OS Eastings: 318397

OS Northings: 176278

OS Grid: ST183762

Mapcode National: GBR KJM.QL

Mapcode Global: VH6FD.W2LL

Entry Name: Statue of John Batchelor

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13721

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Opposite entrance to Hills Street.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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1885; by James Milo Griffith, sculptor. John Batchelor, 1820-1883, radical politician; mayor of Cardiff, 1853. He established new sewerage system to combat cholera. The statue enraged his political opponents who compiled a petition of 12,000 names for its removal.


Standing bronze figure on stone pedestal. In contemporary dress, L leg forward, indicating with R arm. Pedestal inscribed "The Friend of Freedom".

Reasons for Listing

Fine example of Victorian public sculpture on prominent site.

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