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Statue of Godfrey, First Viscount Tredegar

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4844 / 51°29'3"N

Longitude: -3.1771 / 3°10'37"W

OS Eastings: 318361

OS Northings: 176820

OS Grid: ST183768

Mapcode National: GBR KJK.KT

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.WY8F

Entry Name: Statue of Godfrey, First Viscount Tredegar

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13665

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On S side of gardens, facing Boulevard de Nantes.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

By W Goscombe John RA, Sculptor. Unveiled October 25th 1909, the 55th anniversary of the day on which Lord Tredegar led a troop of XVII Lancers in the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava. Erected by the County of Glamorgan "as a tribute of respect and affection".

Exterior

Bronze equestrian statue of Lord Tredegar in uniform of 17th Lancers. Pilastered plinth of Darley Dale stone with bronze reliefs depicting the Charge of the Light Brigade; bronze inscription on east side.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as prestigious equestrian statue by important Welsh sculptor on key site in Civic Centre.

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