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Latitude: 51.776 / 51°46'33"N
Longitude: -3.0903 / 3°5'25"W
OS Eastings: 324869
OS Northings: 209154
OS Grid: SO248091
Mapcode National: GBR F2.ZB2T
Mapcode Global: VH79C.DM3C
Entry Name: Gilchrist Memorial
Listing Date: 9 February 1995
Last Amended: 9 February 1995
Source ID: 15300
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: Situated in the Blaenavon Ironworks Museum car park at the north end of Blaenavon town and to the south-west of the Ironworks; reached off North Street.
Community: Blaenavon (Blaenafon)
Locality: Blaenavon Ironworks
Built-Up Area: Blaenavon
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Re-erected in 1960 by the Newport and District Metallurgical Society in conjunction with the Iron and Steel Institute. Built to commemorate Sidney Gilchrist for his work in eliminating phosphorus in the Bessemer process. Originally sited at Forge Side alongside Gilchrist's laboratory.
Pink granite column and pedestal on a concrete platform. Square plan in three vertical sections, each bearing a bronze plaque. The plinth carries a plaque naming contributors to the memorial. The base has a plaque with rope mould surround and gives a description of the Gilchrists. The shaft has a relief bust of Gilchrist, with dates.
Listed for its historical associations with the internationally important Blaenavon Ironworks.
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