National Recording Project

  ..

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

Jubilee Statue

Summary

Type Statue

     A small bronze statuette of Samson, a bearded figure dressed in a loincloth, stands on a circular stone plinth on a square stepped base.
     The park was donated to the people of Risca in 1897 by Lord Tredegar to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee and in return the statue was erected by public subscription 'in recognition of Lord Tredegar's generosity to the neighbourhood.'
    

Inscriptions

Inscription on bronze plaque fixed to front of plinth: JUNE 22ND 1897. / THIS PARK / WAS GIVEN TO / THE INHABITANTS / OF THE / PARISH OF RISCA / BY THE / RIGHT HONOURABLE LORD TREDEGAR / AS A / DIAMOND JUBILEE GIFT. / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / IN COMMEMORATION OF THE / DIAMOND JUBILEE / OF / HER GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA / AND IN GRATEFUL RECOGNITION OF / LORD TREDEGAR'S / GENEROSITY TO THE / NEIGHBOURHOOD.

Related works : There is a comparable figure on the ironwork canopy fountain at Merthyr Tydfil; see MT009.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Cast-iron 87cm high
Plinth and base Stone 130cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CAER001 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Bird guano
  • Metallic staining
  • Biological growth
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road Tredegar Street
Precise location In the centre of Tredegar Grounds
A-Z ref None
OS ref ST239904
Date of design 1897
Year of unveiling 1897
Unveiling details Unveiled on 22nd June 1897
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

‹‹ Back to search results