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

Centenary Memorial Standard Lamp

Summary

Type Street Furniture

     Taken from Cadw report: Granite base and iron lampstand with three pendant lamps. Base has two steps, high plinth with chamfered lowest course, incurving section above with raised scrolls each side and small cornice under plain frieze; then heavy bulging frieze and another cornice moulding. This last is under battered pedestal with inscriptions on each side under top cornice. Ornate iron lampstand on claw feet under ogee-curved square base carrying column shaft with finial from which hang the three renewed iron brackets.
          1914 lampstandard, restored c1985, to commemorate the centenary of the establishment of the Royal Dockyard in 1814.

Inscriptions

Incised on front south-facing pedestal: THIS PEDESTAL / AND LAMP / WERE ERECTED BY / PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / TO COMMEMORATE / THE CENTENARY / OF THE TOWN OF / PEMBROKE DOCK / AND THE / ROYAL DOCKYARD Embossed on granite below this: 1814-1914 Incised on east-facing pedestal: THE TOWN WAS BUILT / ALMOST ENTIRELY BY THE / WORKING CLASSES WHO, / BY THEIR THRIFT AND / INDUSTRY ERECTED DURING / THE CENTURY UPWARDS OF / 2000 HOUSES. / IN 1914 THE FIRST HOUSES WERE / BUILT ON FREEHOLD LAND / ACQUIRED BY THE CORPORATION / POPULATION CENSUS 1911. 11336 Embossed on granite below this: 1814-1914 Incised on north-facing pedestal: IN THIS SQUARE / THE PROCLAMATION / OF THE FOLLOWING / SOVEREIGNS / TOOK PLACE / KING EDWARD VII 31 JAN 1901 / KING GEORGE V 9 MAY 1910 / KING EDWARD VIII 21 JAN 1936 / KING GEORGE VI 12 DEC 1936 / QUEEN ELIZABETH II 6 FEB 1952 Embossed on granite below this: 1814-1914 Incised on west-facing pedestal: THE / ROYAL DOCKYARD / WAS ESTABLISHED / IN THE YEAR 1814 / THE FIRST SHIPS / BUILT WERE / THE "VALOROUS" / AND "ARIADNE" / BOTH BEING LAUNCHED / 10TH FEBRUARY 1816 Embossed on granite below this: 1814-1914

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Dale Miller Limited, Pembroke Dock, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Base (includes steps) Granite 270cm approx
Lampstand Iron 300cm approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
PEMB019 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
  • Surface damage
Road A4139
Precise location North side of road opposite Albion Square CP School
A-Z ref None
OS ref SM964034
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1914
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Public subscription
Duty of care Pembrokeshire County Council (?Pembroke Dock Council)
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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