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Latitude: 52.9112 / 52°54'40"N
Longitude: -3.5974 / 3°35'50"W
OS Eastings: 292678
OS Northings: 336056
OS Grid: SH926360
Mapcode National: GBR 6D.NNN2
Mapcode Global: WH675.Q351
Entry Name: Statue Of T.E. Ellis
Listing Date: 13 December 2001
Last Amended: 13 December 2001
Source ID: 25995
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: Prominently located on the road-side.
Community: Bala (Y Bala)
Built-Up Area: Bala
Traditional County: Merionethshire
Statue erected in 1903 to commemorate Thomas Edward Ellis (1859-1899), MP and Liberal Chief Whip; by W.Goscombe John, sculptor. Ellis was a notable Welsh politician who campained for land reform and for the disestablishment of the church in Wales. The monument was raised by public subscription and was unveiled on 10th October 1903 by the Right Hon. D. Lloyd George, PM; over 4,000 people are recorded as having come by train alone to see the unveiling.
Over life-sized bronze statue on a square, brown sandstone plinth with sloped, chamfered base, the whole upon a square stone step. The monument has a maximum height of c.4.5m, the statue itself being approximately 2m in height. The plinth has a moulded and dentilated cornice and has inset limestone relief plaques showing, respectively: Cynlas (his birthplace); Aberystwyth (where he was educated); Oxford, and Westminster.
Listed as a fine Edwardian statue by W. Goscombe John commemorating a key figure in C19 Welsh history; prominently located in the centre of the town.
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