National Recording Project


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

Statue of Edward, Prince of Wales


Type Statue

     Standing figure wearing ornate embroidered robes of University Chancellor. Arms folded loosely across chest. Right hand holding tassled mortar board. Robe flows down rear of statue and covers upper half of pedestal.
          The only known full-length statue of Edward Albert, Prince of Wales, future Edward VIII, later Duke of Windsor (1894-1972). The statue has had a chequered history as it has been whitewashed, painted green and in 1976 the head was sawn off and later found in the nearby castle grounds. The head was soldered back in time for Prince Charles to be installed as the seventh Chancellor of the University of Wales in July 1977.


Raised lettering on front of bronze base: TYWYSOG CYMRU. / CANGHELLOR Y BRIFYSGOL. / MCMXXII

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Rutelli, Rome, Mario Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 213cm high approx
Pedestal Marble and stone 110cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
  • Other
  • None
Road New Promenade
Precise location Forecourt of University Old College
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN580817
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1922
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Ceredigion County Council
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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