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

Alfred Hughes Memorial

Summary

Type Cross

     Tall decorative pink granite Celtic style cross, the front panels chequered top and bottom, rising to a circular head with a central relief rosette on each side. The cross is mounted on a cubic plinth which is set on inscribed base above which is a bronze portrait roundel with embossed bust.. The memorial is set on a rough stone support and is enclosed by iron railings.
     Erected by public subscription to commemorate the life and achievement of Alfred Hughes.
     Alfred Hughes (1861-1900) was born at Fronwen and died of fever in the South African Wars in 1900. He had been Professor of Anatomy at Kings College Hospital, London and was responsible for organising the Welsh Hospital in South Africa for the campaign.

Inscriptions

Incised on front of base: IN MEMORY OF / ALFRED W. HUGHES F.R.C.S. / PROFESSOR OF ANATOMY, KINGS C0LLEGE, LONDON / WHO BEGAN HIS LIFE'S WORK AMONG THESE HILLS / AND DIED OF FEVER CONTRACTED IN THE / SOUTH AFRICAN WAR WHILE SUPERINTENDING / THE WELSH HOSPITAL / WHICH HE ORIGINATED AND ORGANIZED / BORN AT FRONWEN, CORRIS JULY 31ST 1861 / DIED NOVEMBER 3RD 1900 / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION Welsh inscription on other side of base but too badly eroded to decipher Incised around edge of bronze relief portrait: ALFRED WILLIAM HUGHES . MAGISTER . DILECTUS Incised to either side of embossed bust: PRO PATRIA MORTWS MDCCCC

Related works : There are a number of Hughes family memorials in Holy Trinity Church, Corris, including the Bishop pipe organ in memory of Professor Alfred Hughes.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Goscombe John, William Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Pink granite 366cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
GWYNEDD016 AH
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Cracks, splits, breaks, holes
Vandalism
  • None
Road A487
Precise location On a triangular piece of land beside A487 where the main road turns west to climb to Corris Uchaf
A-Z ref None
OS ref SH754077
Date of design None
Year of unveiling c.1900
Unveiling details c.1900
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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