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Statue of Lord Aberdare

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.487 / 51°29'13"N

Longitude: -3.1805 / 3°10'49"W

OS Eastings: 318133

OS Northings: 177113

OS Grid: ST181771

Mapcode National: GBR KHJ.TX

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.TWHF

Entry Name: Statue of Lord Aberdare

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 April 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13743

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: To NE of National War Memorial

County: Cardiff

Community: Castle (Castell)

Community: Castle

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1898; H Hampton, sculptor. The statue was moved here in 1914 to align with entrance of University Building which institution Lord Aberdare helped originate.

Exterior

Bronze standing figure on ashlar plinth; the latter inscribed "Henry Austin Lord Aberdare GCB PC Born 1815, Died 1895". Standing figure with weight on left leg and with right leg inclined to rear; right arm slightly extended, left arm raised with left hand holding border of gown.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as C19 public sculpture on key site in Civic centre. Group value with surrounding buildings.

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