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Reference Number
5491
Building Number
 
Grade
II  
Status
Designated  
Date of Designation
20/04/1998  
Date of Amendment
20/04/1998  
Name of Property
Statue of Nelson on shore of Menai Strait  
Address
 

Location


Unitary Authority
Isle of Anglesey  
Community
Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll  
Town
Llanfairpwllgwyngyll  
Locality
Britannia Bridge  
Easting
253642  
Northing
371038  
Street Side
 
Location
Situated on a rocky outcrop on the northern banks of the Menai Strait, SSW of the Parish Church of St. Mary.  

Description


Broad Class
Commemorative  
Period
 

History
Lord Clarence Paget, a son of the first Marquess of Anglesey, was a sailor and whilst secretary to the Navy had initiated the Naval Reserve Force. In 1853 he purchased Plas Llanfair and in 1873 had executed the statue of Lord Nelson, to commemorate his death at Trafalagar in 1805. The statue was erected at the waters edge below the Plas as a landmark for mariners.  

Exterior
Square, battered chamber built of rubble masonry with a limestone dressings and roof platform surmounted by an octagonal plinth and a statue of Lord Nelson in naval uniform looking out over the Menai Strait, the circular base of which reads: Clarence Paget Sculpt. 1873. Chamber with tapering, square headed doorway in N face and square headed narrow rectangular doorway in NNE face of octagonal plinth, both with studded plank doors. Upper door leads out on to railed platform with 3 cast iron balusters each side. Slate tablets in W and E faces of chamber read: FELL / AT / TRAFALGAR / 1805, to W and A LADDWYN / YN / TRAFALGAR / 1805 to E.  

Interior
 

Reason for designation
Included as a striking example of commemorative sculpture, prominently sited on the shores of the Menai Strait.  

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