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Statue of John Cory

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4845 / 51°29'4"N

Longitude: -3.1763 / 3°10'34"W

OS Eastings: 318417

OS Northings: 176823

OS Grid: ST184768

Mapcode National: GBR KJK.RT

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.WYPD

Entry Name: Statue of John Cory

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13692

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Near SE corner of gardens, facing S over Boulevard de Nantes.

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

By W Goscombe John. John Cory, coal owner and philanthropist. Unveiled 1906, in presence of its subject.

Exterior

By Goscombe John, RA Inscribed: "This statue is erected by his friends and fellow citizens as a token of their appreciation of his world-wide sympathies. 1906". Bronze standing figure with weight on left leg and with right leg inclined forward. Figure clad in suit and open great coat; hat in left hand and book or paper in right hand. Tall stone plinth in Classical style.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as fine public statue by important Welsh sculptor on key site in Civic Centre.
Group Value.

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