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Statue of a Roman in walled garden at Plas-yn-Iâl

A Grade II Listed Building in Bryneglwys, Denbighshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0317 / 53°1'54"N

Longitude: -3.237 / 3°14'13"W

OS Eastings: 317138

OS Northings: 348989

OS Grid: SJ171489

Mapcode National: GBR 6W.F05M

Mapcode Global: WH77X.72S3

Entry Name: Statue of a Roman in walled garden at Plas-yn-Iâl

Listing Date: 24 April 2001

Last Amended: 24 April 2001

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 25069

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: In walled garden lying to the west of Plas-yn-Iâl farm buildings.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Bryneglwys

Community: Bryneglwys

Locality: Llandegla

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

Probably C17, suggesting the work of a sculptor whose familiarity with Classical art and military costume was limited. It is clearly a pair with the 'barbarian' and the two probably served originally as ornaments on either side of the approach to the house. They now stand in or near the remains of the walled garden.

Exterior

A slightly above life-size stone statue of a Roman soldier, standing on an octagonal base of two steps. He is identified as such by his tunic, sheild and helmet, but has shoulder-length hair and a moustache; he wears a helmet with shapeless plume. Instead of armour he wears a loosly attached toga, much of which is on the ground. Half covered by the toga is his shield, on which he is half sitting. The shield is decorated with a low-relief lion's head and mane.

The arms were separately carved and fixed with iron dowels, but both have become detached.

Reasons for Listing

A very unusual sculptural ornament listed also for group value with Plas-yn-Iâl house.

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