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Admiral Rodney's Pillar

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bausley with Criggion (Bausley gyda Chrugion), Powys

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.7228 / 52°43'21"N

Longitude: -3.0451 / 3°2'42"W

OS Eastings: 329507

OS Northings: 314414

OS Grid: SJ295144

Mapcode National: GBR B4.1GZG

Mapcode Global: WH8BH.6T6J

Plus Code: 9C4RPXF3+4W

Entry Name: Admiral Rodney's Pillar

Listing Date: 26 October 1953

Last Amended: 29 December 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 7667

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Located at the top point of Breidden Hill, OS datum 345m.

County: Powys

Community: Bausley with Criggion (Bausley gyda Chrugion)

Community: Bausley with Criggion

Traditional County: Montgomeryshire

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History

Commemorative column, 1781-2.

Exterior

Breidden deolerite. Plinth raised over two steps, with unmoulded cornice carrying a Doric style column with entasis, capital and abacus, all surmounted by a drum and finial replacing the original gilded ball in 1847 after a lightning strike. Granite panel on west face states it was erected by the 'Gentlemen of Montgomeryshire' to commemorate the naval successes of Sir George Brydges Rodney, Admiral of the White, prior to, and on the eve of his defeat of the French off Dominica, West Indies, in 1782 (Battle of the Saints). Repaired 1847, 1896 and 1983-4. Inscription in Welsh recorded by Rev Roberts of Criggion had disappeared by 1890.

To the NE, triangulation pillar with bench mark S4796.

Reasons for Listing

Rodney's Pillar is graded II* as a conspicuous historical landmark in and around the Upper Severn Valley.

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