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Translator's Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Asaph (Llanelwy), Denbighshire

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Latitude: 53.2574 / 53°15'26"N

Longitude: -3.4424 / 3°26'32"W

OS Eastings: 303872

OS Northings: 374346

OS Grid: SJ038743

Mapcode National: GBR 4ZDS.J1

Mapcode Global: WH76N.3D05

Plus Code: 9C5R7H45+X2

Entry Name: Translator's Memorial

Listing Date: 24 November 1987

Last Amended: 24 November 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1461

Building Class: Commemorative

Also known as: Translator's Memorial,High Street

ID on this website: 300001461

Location: Above the street in the churchyard to the north of the Cathedral.

County: Denbighshire

Community: St. Asaph (Llanelwy)

Community: St. Asaph

Built-Up Area: St Asaph

Traditional County: Flintshire

Tagged with: Memorial

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Monument to Bishop William Morgan and the translation of the Bible into Welsh; commisioned in 1888 on the tercentenary of the Bible's completion. Designed by Middleton and Prothero of Cheltenham; contractor, Collins of Tewkesbury; statues by Boulton of Cheltenham and remainder of carving by Martyn of Cheltenham; unveiled 22 april 1892. Cost รบ729.


Octagonal perpendicular Gothic tower memorial on stepped plinth loosely derived from the Eleanor Crosses; Hollington and Ancaster stone. Crucifix finial over lantern cupola with ogee headed iron grilled openings and symbols of the New Testament. Narrow flying buttresses with finials project below the top stage and flank statues on pedestals of Morgan, contemporary Bishops and other advisors in the translation; all contained within ogee headed niches. Plain inscribed green marble tablets and Bishop Morgan's seal below relating to the coresponding statues. Embossed inscription to base reads "This Tercentenary Memorial of the Bible into Welsh by Bishop Morgan ad 1588 was erected by national subscription".

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Group value with the Cathedral and other listed items in the High Street.

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