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Queen Victoria - Merchant Ship's Figurehead

London 1819 - Osborne House 1901
Queen of Great-Britain, 1837-1901
(Wikipedia)

1838

Aberystwyth /  Queen Victoria - Merchant Ship's Figurehead   Aberystwyth /  Queen Victoria - Merchant Ship's Figurehead

Description

Full size Merchant vessels ships figurehead in the form of the young Queen Victoria in full coronation regalia, standing on a small iron bracket at the corner on a building formerly known as the Victoria Inn public house.

Information Sign

VR
Cerfiwyd yr addurn
llong fasnach hwn
tua 1838
a bu'n arwydd y
This merchant ship's
figurehead carved
about 1838
was the sign of the
VICTORIA INN
1872 - 1920
Adferwyd 1998 Restored
Cymdeithas Ddinesig Aberystwyth Civic Society

Annotation

This figurehead of Victoria appears to be the only merchant ship's figurehead of the queen to have survived in Great Britain.

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Location (N 52°24'56" - W 4°5'4")

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