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

Statue of John Henry Vivian

Summary

Type Statue

     'Stepped granite plinth and tall pedestal with moulded base and cornice.' Standing male figure in top-coat with right leg slightly forward. Holding small book in left hand and papers in right hand. Draped heraldic pedestal to rear of statue.
          John Henry Vivian, M.P. (1785-1855)

Inscriptions

Incised on front of pedestal and painted gold: IOHN HENRY VIVIAN / ESQ. FRS. FGS. MP. / WHO REPRESENTED THIS BOROUGH / AND ITS CONTRIBUTORIES / IN / SIX SUCCESSIVE PARLIAMENTS / ERECTED / BY HIS CONSTITUENTS AND FRIENDS / A.D. MDCCCLVII. Incised on rear of pedestal and painted gold: BORN AT TRURO / MDCCLXXXV / HE DIED AT SINGLETON / MDCCCLV / UNIVERSALLY LAMENTED

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Thomas, John Evan Sculptor
Robinson & Cottam, Pimlico, None Foundry

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 244cm approx
Pedestal Cornish granite 305cm approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
SWANSEA001 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Ferrara Square, South Dock
Precise location On quayside close to SE corner of main basin of South Dock
A-Z ref None
OS ref SS659925
Date of design 1855-1857
Year of unveiling 1857
Unveiling details Unveiled on June 2nd 1857
Commissioned by Friends and constituents of J.H. Vivian
Duty of care City and County of Swansea
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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