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

Statue of Sir Ludwig Mond

Summary

Type Statue

     Bronze standing figure of Sir Ludwig Mond wearing a broad-rimmed hat and overcoat. Weight forward on right foot. Both hands held slightly behind back and right hand is leaning on a stick. Left hand holding sheaf of papers. Stepped granite pedestal. The statue stands opposite the works he founded in 1902 as the Mond Nickel Company, now Inco Europe.
          Born in Germany, Sir Ludwig Mond (1839-1909) studied chemistry at Heidelberg University. He came to England in 1862, set up works at Winnington, Cheshire, and lived in the area for the rest of his life. In 1897 Mond developed the carbonyl process of refining nickel, introducing it later at the Clydach works.

Inscriptions

Inscription on bronze plaque on front face of pedestal: LUDWIG MOND / F.R.S. LL.D. / BORN MARCH 7TH 1839, / DIED DECEMBER 11TH 1909.

Related works : The original, dated 1909, stands outside the first Brunner-Mond works at Winnington in Cheshire.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Singer & Sons, J.W. Foundry
Lanteri, Edouard Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 213cm high approx
Pedestal Granite 183cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
SWANSEA013 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Ynyspenllch Road (B4291)
Precise location In the centre of a large paved area, opposite entrance to Inco Europe Ltd.
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN696015
Date of design 1909-12
Year of unveiling 1912
Unveiling details 1912
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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