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

Carreg Goffa

Summary

Type Marker

     Weathered upright stone with inscription incised on front face.
          The monument was erected in 1897 on the site of the French invasion to commemorate the centenary. The plan in 1797 was to divert British troops away from Ireland where the French planned a major attack. The French troops landed at Carreg Wastad, led by Colonel William Tate, an American, but after three days surrendered on Goodwick Sands.

Inscriptions

Incised on front of stone: 1897 / CARREG GOFFA / GLANIAD Y FFRANCOD / CHWEFROR 22, 1797 / MEMORIAL STONE / OF THE / LANDING OF THE FRENCH / FEBRUARY 22 1797

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Memorial Stone 106cm x 103cm x 70cm

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
PEMB054 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Biological growth
  • Corrosion, Deterioration
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Coast path
Precise location Above Carreg Wastad bay
A-Z ref None
OS ref SM926406
Date of design 1897
Year of unveiling 1897
Unveiling details 1897
Commissioned by None
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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