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Statue & Plinth to Henry Seymour Berry

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

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Latitude: 51.7472 / 51°44'50"N

Longitude: -3.3779 / 3°22'40"W

OS Eastings: 304967

OS Northings: 206292

OS Grid: SO049062

Mapcode National: GBR HN.151S

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.DBKX

Entry Name: Statue & Plinth to Henry Seymour Berry

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11443

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: At centre of semi-circular forecourt in front of Carnegie Library.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Erected 1931. Designed by W Goscombe John RA.


Standing, black-painted, bronze figure in full robes with cocked hat in crook of left arm; parchment grasped in right hand. Moulded pink granite plinth with inscription: "Henry Seymour Berry, Baron Buckland of Bwlch, Hon. Freeman of the Co. Borough of Merthyr Tydfil. Born 1877 - Died 1928. Erected by Public Subscription".

Reasons for Listing

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

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  • II Carnegie Library
    Set back from street behind a semi-circular pave forecourt with low piers (railings removed); Town Hall on N side.
  • II Memorial Fountain in St David's Chuchyard Wall
    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.
  • II Former County Court
    Large public building forward to street at junction with Castle Street opposite.
  • II* Town Hall
    Prominently sited in the town centre, opposite the junction with Castle 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 St David's Church
    Prominently sited in an open churchyard on the corner with Church Street, gabled W front to High Street.
  • II Pillar Box at NE corner of Town Hall
    On pavement at junction of New Castle Street and 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.

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