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

Memorial tablet to Dr. Robert Ferrar

Summary

Type Marker

     Bronze decorative tablet, on slate slab, on stone base. Set within railings surrounding Nott's Monument. NB Included in Cadw listing of Nott's Monument.
          Dr. Robert Ferrar was appointed Bishop of St. Davids in 1548 during the reign of Mary Tudor. He made a number of enemies in his attempts to reform the Church and was tried in London in 1554. He was condemned as a heretic and sent down to Carmarthen for a second trial, again for heresy. He was condemned once more and suffered death by burning in March 1555.

Inscriptions

Raised letters on tablet: THE NOBLE ARMY OF / MARTYRS / PRAISE THEE / NEAR THIS SPOT SUFFERED FOR / THE TRUTH / SATURDAY, MARCH 30TH 1555. / DR. ROBERT FERRAR / BISHOP OF ST. DAVID'S. / WE SHALL BY GOD'S GRACE LIGHT SUCH A CANDLE / IN ENGLAND, AS SHALL NEVER BE PUT OUT. / ERECTED BY A PROTESTANT / OF THIS TOWN. Inscription running down column on left-hand side of tablet: BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND I Inscription running down column on right-hand side of tablet: WILL GIVE THEE A CROWN OF LIFE

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Bronze 91cm high x 61cm wide approx (NB Tablet within railings)

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CARMARTH008 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Nott Square
Precise location Within railings surrounding Nott's Monument
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN413199
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1902
Unveiling details 1902
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Carmarthenshire County Council
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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