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

Cofeb Llewelyn

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Large slate megalith set in concrete with abstract aluminium eagle on top
     Commissioned by Gwynedd County Council to commemorate 700th anniversary of Llywelyn's death in 1282. Financial support of Welsh Arts Council who also organised an open competition for all artists in Wales. Slate megalith presented by Penrhyn Quarries. (NB: In Strachan's book, the location for this work is given as Cardiff)
     Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, the last independent Prince of Wales, was killed in 1282. The county of Gwynedd approximates to the ancient Princedom.

Inscriptions

Celtic cross incised on side of megalith. Incised under celtic cross: 1282

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Hellman, Glen Sculptor
Jones, Jonah Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Eagle Boxed sheet aluminium 270cm x 270cm
Megalith Slate 450cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
GWYNEDD004 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Castle Street
Precise location In courtyard outside Council Offices
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH479628
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1987
Unveiling details 1987
Commissioned by Gwynedd County Council
Duty of care Gwynedd Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? Not at risk

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