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

Statue of Sir Henry Seymour Berry

Summary

Type Statue

     Standing bronze figure in full robes holding cocked hat in crook of left arm and holding parchment in right hand.
          Henry Seymour Berry, Baron Buckland of Bwlch (1877-1928) joined his father in the family business which developed into one of the largest estate agency businesses in south Wales. He took over management of Lord Rhondda's commercial concerns and then became President of the Government Board of Food Control. He was a director of over eighty companies including G.K.N. He was a great beneficiary of Merthyr Tydfil.

Inscriptions

Incised on front of pedestal and painted black: HENRY SEYMOUR BERRY / BARON BUCKLAND OF BWLCH / HONORARY FREEMAN OF THE COUNTY BOROUGH / OF MERTHYR TYDFIL / BORN 17 SEPTEMBER 1877 - DIED 23 MAY 1928 / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / MCMXXXI

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Goscombe John, William Sculptor
Burton, Thames Ditton, A.B. Foundry

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 183cm high approx
Pedestal Pink Granite 140cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
MT006 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Bird guano
  • Biological growth
  • Previous treatments
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road High Street
Precise location In front of Merthyr Central Library
A-Z ref None
OS ref SO049062
Date of design 1928-1931
Year of unveiling 1931
Unveiling details 1931
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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