National Recording Project


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

Boer War Memorial


Type Statue

     Cadw listing: '1905 bronze statue of a rifleman, bareheaded with pith helmet at his feet. Tall grey granite tapering pedestal, rough faced on 3 sides, polished to front with inscription to the men of Llanelly who died in the South African War. Pedestal stands on further grey granite block with inscription recording the unveiling by Field Marshal Earl Roberts, 26 August 1905, and this in turn stands on a rock-faced Pennant stone block raised on two steps.'


Front of pedestal: GWELL ANGAU NA CHYWILYDD / THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN HONOUR OF THE / MEN OF LLANELLY AND DISTRICT WHO, AT THE / EMPIRE'S CALL, LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES DURING / THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA, 1899-1902. Underneath are the names of those who died with rank,regiment, date and place of death. A further inscription notes that the memorial was unveiled by Field Marshal Roberts VC in August 1905.

Related works : Statue is a replica of marble original in West Hartlepool.

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze None
Pedestal Granite None

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • No damage
  • Metallic staining
Structural condition
  • Other
  • None
Road Town Hall Square
Precise location In Town Hall gardens, south of Town Hall
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN504002
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1905
Unveiling details Unveiled 26th August 1905
Commissioned by Public Subscription
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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