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

Statue of Sir Charles Morgan

Summary

Type Statue

     Set on a stepped platform and granite pedestal, a bronze statue of an informally seated Sir Charles Morgan with classical figures to sides of chair and coat of arms to back.
          Sir Charles Morgan (1760-1846) was M.P. for Brecon (1787-96) and for Monmouthshire (1796-1831). He was a major local landowner and well-known agriculturalist as well as a benefactor to local schools, institutions and to Newport's industrial development in the first half of the nineteenth century.

Inscriptions

Incised on front of pedestal: THIS STATUE WAS RETURNED TO THE / TOWN CENTRE IN MAY 1992 / IN THE PLINTH BY / CLLR. HARRY WILLIAMS / MAYOR 1991 - 1992 / THE STATUE WAS UNVEILED BY / CLLR. ALAN PERRY / MAYOR 1992 - 1993 Incised on right-hand side of pedestal: THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED A.D. 1850 / BY THE FRIENDS OF THE LATE / SIR CHARLES MORGAN OF TREDEGAR BARONET / IN TESTIMONY OF THEIR ATTACHMENT TO THE MAN / WHOSE BENEVOLENCE THEY ADMIRED / AND WHOSE LOSS THEY DEPLORE. Incised on left-hand side of pedestal: SYR CHARLES MORGAN O TREDEGAR BARWNAD / GANWYD EF CHWEFROB 1760 / BU FARW RHAGEYR 1846 / (Two further lines in Welsh indistinct)

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Thomas, John Evan Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 183cm high approx
Pedestal Granite 244cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
NEWPORT005 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Previous treatments
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • Graffiti
Road Bridge Street
Precise location Pedestrian precinct between National Westminster and Midland Banks. Facing east.
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST310881
Date of design 1846-1850
Year of unveiling 1850
Unveiling details 1850
Commissioned by Appeal committee chaired by Sir Benjamin Hall of Llanover
Duty of care Newport County Borough Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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