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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
Source ID: 82071
Location: Facing Memorial Square and set back from the road in a small fenced enclosure.
Community: Pembrey and Burry Port Town (Pembre a Phorth Tywyn)
Community: Pembrey and Burry Port Town
Locality: Burry Port
Built-Up Area: Burry Port
Traditional County: Carmarthenshire
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.
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.
Listed as a well-detailed monument of special historical interest for its association with a landmark in aviation history.
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