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Monument to Sir Briggs

A Grade II Listed Building in Coedkernew, Newport

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Latitude: 51.561 / 51°33'39"N

Longitude: -3.029 / 3°1'44"W

OS Eastings: 328766

OS Northings: 185181

OS Grid: ST287851

Mapcode National: GBR J4.DW8B

Mapcode Global: VH7BK.G125

Plus Code: 9C3RHX6C+9C

Entry Name: Monument to Sir Briggs

Listing Date: 31 July 1996

Last Amended: 31 July 1996

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 17099

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Set in the centre of the rear half of the Cedar Garden, to the SW side of the house, screened by four yew hedges.

County: Newport

Town: Newport

Community: Coedkernew (Coedcernyw)

Community: Coedkernew

Locality: Tredegar House

Built-Up Area: Newport

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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Tredegar House was the seat of the Morgan family from the early C15 through to the mid C20. The surviving medieval house was incorporated into the South West wing of the much grander, classical house that was built between 1664 and 1672 by Sir William Morgan (d.1680). The obelisk commemorates 'Sir Briggs', the horse that carried Captain Godfrey Morgan, later Viscount Tredegar, at the Charge of the Light Brigade in 1854.


Mid C19 stone obelisk and plinth, set upon square granite base. Carved scene of horse and soldier to front face. Inscription beneath commemorates the life of the horse "Sir Briggs" who carried his master through a series of battles on the Continent, including the Charge of the Light Brigade, in 1854.

Reasons for Listing

Listed grade II for group value with Tredegar House and the adjoining gardens and for its historic interest.

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