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Henry Richard Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Tregaron, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2196 / 52°13'10"N

Longitude: -3.9328 / 3°55'58"W

OS Eastings: 268059

OS Northings: 259687

OS Grid: SN680596

Mapcode National: GBR DY.2C3X

Mapcode Global: VH4GD.SG7V

Entry Name: Henry Richard Memorial

Listing Date: 10 June 1997

Last Amended: 10 June 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18476

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated in the centre of the square in Tregaron.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Tregaron

Community: Tregaron

Community: Tregaron

Built-Up Area: Tregaron

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

1893 memorial statue by Albert Toft of London (1869-1949), cast by Moore of Thames Ditton. Memorial to Henry Richard (1812-88), native of Tregaron, Liberal MP for Merthyr, called 'the Member for Wales' and 'the apostle of Peace'.

Exterior

Bronze statue, 2.6 m (8' 6"), of Richard standing to speak, in everyday clothes, holding sheaf of papers headed 'PEACE' in one hand, spectacles in other. Granite 2.9 m (9' 6") pedestal with moulded cornice and plinth, inscribed 'Henry Richard A.S. Ganwyd Ebrill 3 1812 Bu Farw Awst 20 1888'. Also two affixed bronze plaques detailing Richard's achievements, one in Welsh, one in English. Surrounding low railing of 8 ornate iron posts with battered panelled sides and bulbous finials, scrolled low cast-iron panels and chains between posts.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as the focal point of the town, a statue of historical interest, and artistic merit, by one of the sculptors associated with the New Sculpture movement of 1880-1914.

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