National Recording Project


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

William Penfro Rowlands Memorial


Type Marker

     Shaped piece of polished slate with inscription set on circular local stone base with further slate inscription tablet set into one side.
     The inscription tablet states in English and Welsh that the memorial was the inspiration of local people wishing to honour one of their community. It was unveiled by John Elfed Jones, CBE, DL, Chairman of Welsh Water plc in March 1998. The memorial is situated near Rowlands' birthplace.


Incised on front of stone: DAN Y COED / YMA / A GANED/ THE / BIRTHPLACE OF / WILLIAM PENFRO ROWLANDS / 1860 - 1937 / AWDUR / YR / EMYN DON / COMPOSER / OF THE / HYMN TUNE / BLAEN WERN Incised on back of stone: TREFORYS (next to image of church/organ?? Difficult to tell from photograph) / BLAEN WERN followed by four lines of music from the hymn

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Known, Not ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Whole work Stone and polished slate Base: 220cm diameter
None None Memorial: 110cm high x 87cm wide

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
Structural condition
  • Other
  • Graffiti
Road Minor road around Llys-y-Fran Reservoir
Precise location Near dam in country park, by the ruins of Rowlands' cottage
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN040244
Date of design 1998
Year of unveiling 1998
Unveiling details Unveiled on 14 March 1998
Commissioned by Local residents
Duty of care None
Listing status Not listed
At risk? No known risk

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