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Statue of James Rice Buckley

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4952 / 51°29'42"N

Longitude: -3.219 / 3°13'8"W

OS Eastings: 315471

OS Northings: 178061

OS Grid: ST154780

Mapcode National: GBR K7F.6Z

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.5P35

Entry Name: Statue of James Rice Buckley

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13698

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the centre of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1927, W Goscombe John RA, Sculptor. Goscombe John had a long association with Llandaff having been a choirboy of the Cathedral in the 1870s. Canon Buckley came to Llandaff in 1878 and served the parish as vicar until his death in 1924. He also served the Cathedral as Canon, the Diocese as Archdeacon of Llandaff (1913-24) and the parish as Chairman of the Parish Council, where he was indefatigable in improving the living conditions of his flock.

Exterior

C20, W Goscombe John RA Sculptor. Bronze standing figure in a clerical dress with papers held in left hand and with right hand resting on a staff. Stepped stone plinth inscribed "A man he was to all the Country dear."

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine statue by William Goscombe John and for its historic interest as a memorial to James Rice Buckley (1849-1924).

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