National Recording Project


Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Dr. R.D. Evans Memorial


Type Marker

     Shaped stone on base set within wrought-iron railings. Two plaques with inscriptions on north face of memorial.
          Dr. R.D. Evans was a local doctor who practised in the area for fifty years and died in 1924. The other plaque on the memorial commemorates his son, Dio, who was killed in the Great War in 1916. The englyn (stanza) was written especially for Dio by Ellis Evans, otherwise known as Hedd Wyn, commemorated at Trawsfynydd who was himself killed in action in 1917.


Raised lettering painted white on upper bronze plaque: I GOFIO / R.D. EVANS / A WASANAETHODD YR ARDAL FEL MEDDYG / AM HANNER CAN MLYNEDD; / BU FARW AWST 1924. / HEFYD / DIO EI FAB / A ROES EI EINIOES DROS EI WLAD / YN Y RHYFEL MAWR 1916. Raised lettering painted white on lower bronze plaque: DIO / EI ABERTH NID A HEIBIO.-EI WYNEB / ANNWYL NID A'N ANGO / ER I'R ALMAEN YSTAENIO / EI DWRN DUR YN EI WAID O. / HEDD WYN.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Memorial Stone 125cm high x 100cm wide x 45cm deep
Base Stone 15cm high x 125cm wide x 80cm deep

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Heol Wynne
Precise location At the gates of the Ffestiniog Memorial Hospital, turn right up a lane and a short walk on rocky headland
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH702456
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1924
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Gwynedd Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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