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

Bust of Marchioness of Londonderry

Summary

Type Sculpture

     Bronze bust on polished granite tapered pedestal. Square base on stone platform. Bust has brocaded dress and draped shawl. Pedestal has chamfered edges and bronze garlands below cornice. Coat of arms to front of pedestal.
          Commemorates Mary Cordelia, Fifth Marchioness of Londonderry (1828-1906)

Inscriptions

Incised on upper front part of pedestal, below bust: MARY CORDELIA / FIFTH MARCHIONESS / OF LONDONDERRY / 1828 - 1906 Incised on right-hand side of pedestal: TO / PERPETUATE THE / MEMORY OF ONE / WHO BY HER / WIDE SYMPATHIES, GOOD / LIFE & GOOD WORKS / ENDEARED HERSELF / TO ALL IN THIS ANCIENT TOWN Incised on left-hand side of pedestal: THIS BUST IS / PLACED BY / A GRATEFUL / COMMUNITY & / MANY FRIENDS / IN WHOSE HEARTS / SHE IS ENSHRINED

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Bust Bronze 90cm high
Pedestal Polished granite 165cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
POWYS029 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Plas Drive
Precise location In Rose Garden, immediately south of Plas Machynlleth
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH745004
Date of design 1907
Year of unveiling 1907
Unveiling details 1907
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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