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Latitude: 51.5964 / 51°35'47"N
Longitude: -3.3222 / 3°19'19"W
OS Eastings: 308510
OS Northings: 189450
OS Grid: ST085894
Mapcode National: GBR HR.BM1F
Mapcode Global: VH6DR.C4JH
Entry Name: Memorial to Richard Crawshay in churchyard of Church of St Mary
Listing Date: 26 February 2001
Last Amended: 26 February 2001
Source ID: 24861
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: In the churchyard on the S side of the church.
County: Rhondda Cynon Taff
Built-Up Area: Pontypridd
Traditional County: Glamorgan
Erected by Francis Crawshay to commemorate his infant son who died in 1848. Crawshay senior, of Forest House, was the proprietor of the Treforest Tinplate Works. The obelisk is similar to an obelisk erected by Crawshay close to the River Taff and is modelled on an ancient Egyptian prototype. Its use here reflects Crawshay's antiquarian interests, which were typical of men of his generation and class.
A tall freestone obelisk on a square base and wider plinth. The W side of the base is inscribed to Richard (1847-8), son of Francis and Laura Crawshay.
Listed as a striking and unusual mid C19 memorial, and for its association with the Crawshay family, one of the most prominent industrial families in C19 S Wales.
Group value with the Church of St Mary and other associated listed items.
Other nearby listed buildings