Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Bangor
Gwynedd

Wales

College Road - Ffordd Y Coleg
(Bangor University, Main Arts Building, Tower)

Four historical figures from North Wales

(artist?)
1911

Bangor /  Four historical figures from North Wales   Bangor /  Four historical figures from North Wales

Description

Four sandstone statues in niches at the four sides of the tower of the Main Arts Building of Bangor Univeristy.
  1. NW: St David, (c. 500-589), Welsh Bishop during the 6th century; patron saint of Wales (Wikipedia).
  2. NE: Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd (c. 1100 - 1170), King of Gwynedd, 1137-1170, and the first to be known as Prince of Wales (Wikipedia).
  3. SE: Llywelyn ap Gruffydd, or Llywelyn Ein Llyw Olaf ("Llywelyn, Our Last Leader") (c. 1223 - 11 December 1282), the last prince of an independent Wales before its conquest by Edward I of England (Wikipedia).
  4. SW: Owain Glyndŵr (c. 1354 or 1359 - c. 1416), Welsh ruler and the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales (Wikipedia).

Bangor / Four historical figures from North Wales
St David
Bangor / Four historical figures from North Wales
Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd
Bangor / Four historical figures from North Wales
Llywelyn ap Gruffydd
Bangor / Four historical figures from North Wales
Owain Glyndŵr

Annotation

The Main Arts Building of the Bangor Univeristy was built 1907-1911 by the architect Henry T. Hare. In was opened in 1911 by King George V who at the occasion conferred the honour of knighthood to Mr. Henry Lewis, J.P., Professor Edward Anwyl and Mr. William Goscombe John. - was the latter maybe the sculptor of the statues?

Bangor / Four historical figures from North Wales

Sculptor

Sources & Information

Tags

Location N 53°13'43" W 4°7'47"

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