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Memorial to Crawshay Bailey to SW of Parish Church of St Faith

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfoist, Monmouthshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8126 / 51°48'45"N

Longitude: -3.0364 / 3°2'11"W

OS Eastings: 328647

OS Northings: 213174

OS Grid: SO286131

Mapcode National: GBR F4.WZCK

Mapcode Global: VH796.BP3T

Entry Name: Memorial to Crawshay Bailey to SW of Parish Church of St Faith

Listing Date: 15 March 1996

Last Amended: 15 March 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17229

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated at the upper, southern, end of the churchyard.

County: Monmouthshire

Community: Llanfoist Fawr (Llan-ffwyst Fawr)

Community: Llanfoist Fawr

Locality: Llanfoist

Built-Up Area: Llanfoist

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Crawshay Bailey (1789 - 1872) was a leading ironmaster and MP for Newport. He was also a pioneer of the coal industry and promoter of railways. As such he was an immensely powerful industrialist in the history of South Wales. He retired to Llanfoist House and died on 9th January 1872.

Exterior

Polished pink granite monument composed of a tall obelisk set on a squared pedestal with cornice. Simply inscribed in memory of Crawshay Bailey and his wife, Ann, who predeceased him in 1865. The monument is simply signed 'Evans'.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special historic interest and for group value with the Parish Church of St Faith.

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