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Monument to Amelia Earhart

A Grade II Listed Building in Cefn Sidan, Carmarthenshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6854 / 51°41'7"N

Longitude: -4.249 / 4°14'56"W

OS Eastings: 244623

OS Northings: 200915

OS Grid: SN446009

Mapcode National: GBR GQ.WWVC

Mapcode Global: VH3M9.9WKT

Entry Name: Monument to Amelia Earhart

Listing Date: 25 November 2003

Last Amended: 25 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 82071

Location: Facing Memorial Square and set back from the road in a small fenced enclosure.

County: Carmarthenshire

Communities: Pembrey and Burry Port Town (Pembre a Phorth Tywyn)

Community: Cefn Sidan

Locality: Burry Port

Built-Up Area: Burry Port

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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History

Erected to commemorate the American aviatrix Amelia Earhart (1889-1937), the first woman to fly across the Atlantic. The flight took place in a seaplane named 'Friendship' on 18 June 1928, accompanied by Wilmur Stultz and Louis Gordon, leaving from Trepassey in Newfoundland and landing at Burry Port. The journey took 20 hours and 49 minutes.

Exterior

An obelisk memorial on a square base and stepped plinth, of reconstituted stone. The base has, in each corner, corbelled basins below lion fountain heads. Facing the road is a polished stone inscription tablet giving details of the flight. The obelisk has a relief frieze at the bottom and below the top, while the front face has a laurel wreath, The obelisk is crowned by a metal weathervane.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a well-detailed monument of special historical interest for its association with a landmark in aviation history.

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