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Statue of William Thomas in Victoria Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Uplands, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6127 / 51°36'45"N

Longitude: -3.9632 / 3°57'47"W

OS Eastings: 264165

OS Northings: 192252

OS Grid: SS641922

Mapcode National: GBR WNX.TM

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.8Q5L

Entry Name: Statue of William Thomas in Victoria Park

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14599

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: To NE of Patti Pavilion.

County: Swansea

Community: Uplands

Community: Uplands

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Early C20 (circa 1906) statue of William Thomas, Mayor of Swansea 1877-1878, pioneer of Open Spaces Movement, who secured the area of Victoria Park as open space; park opened in 1887, and was originally larger, including land now occupied by Guildhall. Statue and pedestal signed ‘Ivor J Thomas, Swansea’.

Exterior

Bronze statue of William Thomas in mayoral regalia, and holding scroll. Pink granite pedestal with inscription and bronze plaques.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for group value with Patti Pavilion.

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