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

Statue of Second Marquess of Bute


Type Statue

     Standing bronze figure wearing peer's robes. Right hand holding papers and leaning on small column bearing coat of arms. Tall granite pedestal set on new circular steps.
     The money for the statue was raised by public subscription in Glamorganshire.
     John Crichton Stuart (1793-1848), 2nd Marquess of Bute, Earl of Windsor, Viscount Mountjoy in the Isle of Wight, Baron Mountstuart of Worley, Lord-Lieutenant of Glamorganshire. In 1814 he succeeded to his estates on the death of his grandfather. His development of Cardiff docks led to Cardiff becoming the world's principal coal-exporting port.


Incised on front face of pedestal and painted black: JOHN / MARQUIS OF BUTE, K.T. / DIED / MDCCCXLVIII.

Related works : A model of the statue was shown at the Great Exhibition in 1851.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Thomas, John Evan Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 274cm high
Pedestal Aberdeen Granite 396cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Bute Square
Precise location Centre of new pedestrianised area
A-Z ref 30 4B
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design 1848 - 53
Year of unveiling 1853
Unveiling details Unveiled 13th July 1853
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Cardiff County Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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