Obelisk Memorial to Robert Griffith
A Grade II Listed Building in Bethel, Gwynedd
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Latitude: 53.1647 / 53°9'52"N
Longitude: -4.2096 / 4°12'34"W
OS Eastings: 252379
OS Northings: 365343
OS Grid: SH523653
Mapcode National: GBR 5L.4PWQ
Mapcode Global: WH54D.9QN7
Entry Name: Obelisk Memorial to Robert Griffith
Listing Date: 4 November 1999
Last Amended: 4 November 1999
Source ID: 22665
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: Set in forecourt to Sunday School/Vestry at Capel Bethel.
Built-Up Area: Bethel
Traditional County: Caernarfonshire
Obelisk memorial in railed enclosure commemorating Parch. Robert W Griffith (1836-94), minister of Capel Bethel.
Memorial in form of a polished slate-stone obelisk set in a low elaborately decorated iron-railed enclosure with scroll-work, fleur-de-lys finials and standards; pedimented panels to base, on one of which is an inscription in Welsh to Parch. Robert W Griffith.
Reasons for Listing
Included as a distinctive and prominently situated obelisk memorial which forms a good street group with the directly adjoining Sunday School/Vestry and chapel.
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