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Corris
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Braich Goch, on A487, north end of village

Alfred Hughes Memorial

Aberllefenni nr. Corris 1861 - London 1900
Surgeon and professor, Professor of Anatomy
W. Goscombe John
c. 1900

Corris /  Alfred Hughes Memorial   Corris /  Alfred Hughes Memorial

Description

Tall pink granite Celtic style cross, rising to a circular head with a central relief rosette on each side. The cross is mounted on a cubic plinth which is set on inscribed base above which is a bronze portrait roundel with embossed bust, circumscribed: alfred william hvghes magister dilectus and pro patria mortvvs mdcccc.

Inscription(s)

in memory of
ALFRED W. HUGHES F.R.C.S.
Professor of Anatomy, Kings College, London
who began his life's work among these hills
and died of fever contracted in the
South African war while superintending
The Welsh Hospital
which he originated and organized
Born at Fronwen, Corris July 31st 1861
Died November 3rd 1900
erected by public subscription
On the other side a text in Welsh, which is too weathered to read.

Signed: (portrait) w. goscombe john a.r.a.

Sculptor

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Location N 52°39'12" W 3°50'34"

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