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Memorial Fountain in St David's Chuchyard Wall

A Grade II Listed Building in Town (Y Dref), Merthyr Tydfil

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Latitude: 51.7471 / 51°44'49"N

Longitude: -3.378 / 3°22'40"W

OS Eastings: 304963

OS Northings: 206271

OS Grid: SO049062

Mapcode National: GBR HN.151V

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.DCK1

Entry Name: Memorial Fountain in St David's Chuchyard Wall

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11441

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: At NW corner of open churchyard to St David’s Church. Cast-iron memorial fountain set in a gabled ashlar wall facing the High Street.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Inscriptions read: "To commemorate the marriage of the Prince of Wales, 10 March 1863"; "Willis Brothers - Sculpts London"; "Cast by the Coalbrookdale Co".

Coped kneelered gable to stugged masonry, arched outlet at base. Painted ironwork in shape of sinuous cartouche with cherub overthrow, foliage trails and figures of Christ and The Samaritan Woman with text "Drinketh ...2 (John IV.13.14). Central niche with fountain bowl.

Reasons for Listing

Part of good group of listed public buildings in town centre.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Statue & Plinth to Henry Seymour Berry
    At centre of semi-circular forecourt in front of Carnegie Library.
  • II Carnegie Library
    Set back from street behind a semi-circular pave forecourt with low piers (railings removed); Town Hall on N side.
  • II St David's Church
    Prominently sited in an open churchyard on the corner with Church Street, gabled W front to High Street.
  • II Church Hall at St David's Church
    Prominently sited in an open churchyard on the corner with Church Street, gabled W front to High Street.
  • II 115 High Street
    At the south end of High Street set in a short row, on the west side opposite the turning for Church Street and St Davids Church.
  • II Former County Court
    Large public building forward to street at junction with Castle Street opposite.
  • II Lloyds Bank
    On corner with Church Street directly opposite St David’s Church.
  • II* Town Hall
    Prominently sited in the town centre, opposite the junction with Castle Street.

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