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Gladiator statue (south) at Bryn Bras Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrug, Gwynedd

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Latitude: 53.1403 / 53°8'25"N

Longitude: -4.1786 / 4°10'42"W

OS Eastings: 254370

OS Northings: 362572

OS Grid: SH543625

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.65G4

Mapcode Global: WH54L.SBCD

Entry Name: Gladiator statue (south) at Bryn Bras Castle

Listing Date: 27 August 1999

Last Amended: 27 August 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22260

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: One of a pair of statues standing on a small lawned area in the garden to the east of Bryn Bras Castle.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanrug

Community: Llanrug

Locality: Bwlch

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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One of a number of statues (several have now gone) brought in by Duncan Alves during his works to the gardens and grounds in the 1920s.


Statue. Stone figure of gladiator, copied from Antonio Canova's sculpture, commissioned by Pope Pius VII (c.1796), the original of which is now in the Vatican Museum, Rome. The figure stands on a high plinth with moulded base and capping but lacks the shield and sword it formerly held in its left and right hands respectively.

Reasons for Listing

Included as one of a number of garden structures erected during the 1920s, an important period in the development of the gardens and grounds at Bryn Bras Castle.

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