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Jubilee Statue in Tredegar Grounds

A Grade II Listed Building in Risca, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6074 / 51°36'26"N

Longitude: -3.0997 / 3°5'58"W

OS Eastings: 323940

OS Northings: 190415

OS Grid: ST239904

Mapcode National: GBR J1.9WJG

Mapcode Global: VH7B4.7V5M

Entry Name: Jubilee Statue in Tredegar Grounds

Listing Date: 22 October 1999

Last Amended: 22 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22517

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the centre of Tredegar Grounds, in the centre of Risca.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Risca West (Gorllewin Rhisga)

Community: Risca

Built-Up Area: Risca

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Park was donated to the people of Risca by Lord Tredegar in 1897 to commemorate Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee. In return the statue was erected by public subscription 'in recognition of Lord Tredegar's generosity to the neighbourhood.' The figure is comparable with one on a fountain at Merthyr which was designed by W Macfarlane and Co of Glasgow, a donation of c 1890; the source may be a catalogue of architectural ironmongery. Moriah Chapel was built 1893 adjacent on land originally designated for the Park and Lord Tredegar took some persuading to allow the incursion.

Exterior

The monument comprises a small bronze sculpture probably of Hercules, a bearded figure dressed in a loincloth, standing on a circular plinth of narrow coursed rock- faced stone on a square stepped base.

Reasons for Listing

Included for historic interest and group value with the Entrance and especially the two Baptist Churches at each end of Tredegar Grounds.

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