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Plinth & Statue of JH Vivian

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

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Latitude: 51.6153 / 51°36'55"N

Longitude: -3.9376 / 3°56'15"W

OS Eastings: 265945

OS Northings: 192501

OS Grid: SS659925

Mapcode National: GBR WSW.TQ

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.PNQK

Entry Name: Plinth & Statue of JH Vivian

Listing Date: 30 March 1987

Last Amended: 30 March 1987

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11644

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On quayside close to SE corner of main basin of S Dock and now forming the centrepiece to a modern courtyard opposite the Maritime Museum.

County: Swansea

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Dated 1857; originally located in centre of courtyard at the Old Guildhall. Relocated in present position 1985. Statue designed by I Evan Thomas, sculptor; cast by Robinson & Cottam, Statue Foundry, Pimlico.


Stepped granite plinth and tall pedestal with moulded base and cornice. Full-height, bronze, standing figure in top-coat carrying papers in right hand, draped heraldic pedestal to rear.

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