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Roberts Monument at Eglwys Mynydd Seion

A Grade II Listed Building in Abergele, Conwy

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2828 / 53°16'57"N

Longitude: -3.5835 / 3°35'0"W

OS Eastings: 294524

OS Northings: 377368

OS Grid: SH945773

Mapcode National: GBR 3ZDG.ZY

Mapcode Global: WH657.XRR7

Entry Name: Roberts Monument at Eglwys Mynydd Seion

Listing Date: 5 August 1997

Last Amended: 5 August 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18676

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: The monument stands in the graveyard, opposite the main S front of the chapel.

County: Conwy

Town: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Community: Abergele

Built-Up Area: Abergele

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

John Roberts of Bryngwenallt, a Liverpool industrialist and timber merchant, settled in Abergele, and supported local causes, providing funds for the rebuilding of Eglwys Mynydd Seion. This monument was probably erected shortly after his death in 1894 and was probably designed by Richard Owens, architect of the chapel and John Roberts' house and former surveyor to his father, David Roberts.

Exterior

Grey mica-rich granite, with pink marble dressings, set on a 2-stage limestone plinth. The monument consists of a cubic central section with pink granite columns at each corner supporting a moulded entablature, the frieze etched with a Greek key pattern, and having a segmental cornice to each face. Between the columns of each side is a raised round-headed pink granite tablet with inlaid lead lettering to John Roberts, 1835-1894, and other members of the Roberts family. The plinth has lobes at each corner surmounted by pink granite vases. Above the cornice a tall draped urn carried high on four steps.
The monument is enclosed in a generous limestone kerb, which also has lobed corners.

Reasons for Listing

Included for group value with Eglwys Mynydd Seion and as a fine late Victorian monument to an important benefactor to the town.

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