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Britannia Bridge Memorial, Churchyard of Church of St. Mary, Llanfairpwll

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2173 / 53°13'2"N

Longitude: -4.1924 / 4°11'32"W

OS Eastings: 253711

OS Northings: 371161

OS Grid: SH537711

Mapcode National: GBR 5M.182W

Mapcode Global: WH546.KDVD

Entry Name: Britannia Bridge Memorial, Churchyard of Church of St. Mary, Llanfairpwll

Listing Date: 20 April 1998

Last Amended: 20 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19660

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: At the edge of the churchyard S of the church.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Town: Llanfairpwllgwyngyll

Community: Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

Community: Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll

Locality: Britannia Bridge

Traditional County: Anglesey

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History

Erected after the completion of the Britannia Bridge in 1850 and in memory of 15 men who died from injuries during the construction of the bridge. The memorial also bears the names of others who lost their lives on the bridge, including men working on the reconstruction of the bridge following a fire in 1970 and a 5 year old girl.

Exterior

A limestone columnary memorial tombstone comprised of an obelisk set upon an octagonal plinth. Plinth has recessed panels in lower stage with slate inscription tablets set into N, S, E and W panels. Moulded cornice with lombard frieze above. Upper stage is comprised of a smaller, shorter octagonal plinth with carved panels bearing diagonal cross designs, on which is set an obelisk.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a fine example of memorial sculpture, notable for its austerity of form and detail. The memorial is of considerable local interest for its association with the Britannia Bridge.

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