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Pedestal & Statue of Sir H.Hussey Vivian

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle (Castell), Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6185 / 51°37'6"N

Longitude: -3.9432 / 3°56'35"W

OS Eastings: 265568

OS Northings: 192861

OS Grid: SS655928

Mapcode National: GBR WS0.P6

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.LLS4

Entry Name: Pedestal & Statue of Sir H.Hussey Vivian

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11634

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Now located at the Rutland Street entrance to modern shopping precinct; originally at Castle Square, thereafter moved in 1936 to Victoria Park and to present site, 1982.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Sculpture dated 1884. Designed by M Raggi, sculptor of London; made by H Young & Co, art founders of Pimlico. Unveiled by Lord Aberdare, 1886.

Exterior

Tall, square red granite pedestal with moulded cornice and base, chamfered angles. Bronze standing figure of Sir H Hussey Vivian, Bart, MP, First Baron Swansea of Singleton; topcoat and outstretched right hand, left hand holding a scroll, pile of books to rear.

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