National Recording Project


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

Gladstone Monument


Type Sculpture , Shaft

     Bronze bust on polished granite obelisk standing on an unpolished triangular granite base. This is set within a triangular dwarf-walled enclosure surmounted by decorative iron railings with flowerbeds planted between the railings and base.
     Erected by public subscription in memory of the Prime Minister, W.E. Gladstone, a frequent visitor to the town due to his friendship with the quarry-owning Derbyshire family.


Incised on north face of obelisk: GLADSTONE Inised on south face of obelisk: ERECTED / BY PUBLIC / SUBSCRIPTION / 1899. Incised on east face of obelisk: 29TH DECR. 1809 / TO / 19TH MAY 1898 Incised on west face of obelisk: STATESMAN / ORATOR / SCHOLAR

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Bust and socle Bronze 66cm high approx
Obelisk Polished Granite 170cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Bird guano
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Brynmor Terrace
Precise location On an island at the crossroads with Paradise Road, north of main street
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH719763
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1899
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Conwy County Borough Council
Listing status II
At risk? Not at risk

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