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Swansea Jack Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Brynmill, Swansea, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6115 / 51°36'41"N

Longitude: -3.9663 / 3°57'58"W

OS Eastings: 263946

OS Northings: 192129

OS Grid: SS639921

Mapcode National: GBR WNF.JZ

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.6RJH

Plus Code: 9C3RJ26M+JF

Entry Name: Swansea Jack Memorial

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14598

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On Esplanade opposite SW corner of St Helen’s cricket and rugby ground.

County: Swansea

Community: Uplands

Community: Uplands

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Late 1930’s monument erected over grave of ‘Swansea Jack’, retriever dog said to have saved 27 human and 2 canine lives from drowning in 1930’s.


Granite base with blocks to ends supporting further granite slab with inscription recording Swansea Jack’s exploits. Bronze relief head of Swansea Jack to L. Signed J Cecil Jones, Swansea.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historic interest of local canine hero.

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