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List of public art in Powys

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Map of Wales with Powys highlighted
Map of Wales with Powys highlighted

This is a list of public art in Powys, Wales. This list applies only to works of public art on permanent display in an outdoor public space and does not, for example, include artworks in museums.

Brecon

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
The Duke of Wellington - geograph.org.uk - 4247541.jpg

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Duke of Wellington Monument The Bulwark, Brecon 1852 John Evan Thomas Statue Bronze statue on stone pedestal Statue 2.5m high Grade II Q28087861 [1][2]
Boadicea, Brecon, by John Thomas 2.jpg

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Boadicea Captain's Walk, Brecon 1855 John Thomas Statue Bronze [3]
War Memorial - St Mary's Church – Bulwark - geograph.org.uk - 3457874.jpg
War memorial Grounds of St Mary's Church, Brecon 1920 Celtic cross Stone 2m high [4][5]
War memorial Grounds of Christ College, Brecon 1922 Cross on stepped plinth Stone [6][7]
The Infantry Statue - geograph.org.uk - 340238.jpg
The Infantry Statue Outside the Infantry Battle School, Dering Lanes, Brecon 2006 Anita Lafford Statue Bronze [8]

Brecon Canal Basin

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Brecon Basin column 1.jpg
Abstract Canal Basin, Brecon Michael Fairfax Column with insert Bronze Approx 3m high
Taff Trail relief plaque.jpg
Taff Trail Canal Basin, Brecon Harvey Hood Relief on pedestal Bronze and stone
Brecon Canal mural 2.jpg
Canal Story mural Canal Basin, Brecon Creu-ad Heritage Interpretation 4 panel mural Various
Brecon Basin pillar 2.jpg
Abstract Canal Basin, Brecon Rubin McKeever Pillar with inserts Wood and bronze
Tramway memorial, Brecon 1.jpg
Brecon Tramway Watton Wharf, Brecon Robert Jakes Sculpture group with panels Wood and metal

Builth Wells

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Builth War memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1417513.jpg

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War memorial Builth Wells 1924 A. Ruscombe Emery, Robert Meredith Cross on pedestal with 4 statues & bronze plaques Stone [9]
Gorsedd Circle, Builth Wells - geograph.org.uk - 552943.jpg
Gorsedd stones Builth Wells 1993 Stone circle Stone Erected to mark the 1993 National Eisteddfod of Wales
Shepherd statue at the showground - geograph.org.uk - 1391613.jpg
Shepherd, ram and sheepdog Royal Welsh Showground at Llanelwedd 2004 Chris Kelly Statue group Bronze Cast at Castle Arts Foundry, near Welshpool.[10]
Welsh-black-bull-builth-wells-2.jpg

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Caerynwch Tywysog 6 The Groe, Builth Wells 2005 Gavin Fifield Sculpture Bronze [11]

Bwlch

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Bwlch Powys Wales War Memorial by Aberdare Blog.jpg
War memorial Llangorse Road, Bwlch Celtic cross on stepped plinth Stone [12]

Cilmeri

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Llywelyn5.jpg
Llywelyn ap Gruffudd Memorial Cilmeri 1956 Monolith Stone Grade II Q29501487 Marks the spot where Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was killed.[13]

Crickhowell

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
The monument, Crickhowell - geograph.org.uk - 1299467.jpg
The Lucas Memorial Crickhowel 1874 Tapered piller with fountains Granite Memorial to a local doctor, Henry Lucas of Glanyrafon.[2][14]
War memorial Llangynidr Parish Church, Crickhowell 1920 Celtic cross Stone [15]
Crickhowell War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 4283646.jpg
War memorial Beaufort St., Crickhowell Monolith Granite 3m high Marks the site of a demolished memorial hospital.[16]

Criggion

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Rodney's Pillar - geograph.org.uk - 1138443.jpg

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Admiral Rodney's Pillar Breidden Hill near Criggion 1781–82 Doric column Stone Grade II* [17][2][18]

Elan Valley

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Centenary statue - geograph.org.uk - 886730.jpg
Navvy Elan Valley Reservoirs visitor centre 2004 Debbi Leeton Statue [19]

Glasbury

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Glasbury War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 2737680.jpg
War memorial Village Green, Glasbury Cross on pedestal and stepped plinth Stone [20]

Hay-on-Wye

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
War memorial - geograph.org.uk - 954113.jpg
War memorial Hay-on-Wye 1922, repositioned 1950 Tapered cross on pedestal and stepped plinth Stone [21][22]

Knighton

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Knighton War Memorial (1), Brookside Square, Knighton, Powys - geograph.org.uk - 3190176.jpg
War memorial Knighton 1921, moved & rededicated 1980 Cenotaph Granite 6m tall [23]

Llandinam

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
David Davies Llandinam - geograph.org.uk - 1389119.jpg
David Davies, 1818–1890 Near to Llandinam Bridge, Llandinam 1893 Alfred Gilbert Statue Bronze statue on a limestone plinth Grade II* Q17739077 Cast by George Broad & Sons, London.[24][2]
War Memorial at Llandinam - geograph.org.uk - 159047.jpg
War memorial Llandinam 1921 Celtic cross on pedestal and plinth Granite [25][26]

Llandrindod Wells

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Thomas Jones - geograph.org.uk - 565010.jpg
Thomas Jones, 1742–1803 Temple Gardens, Llandrindod Wells Statue
Cofeb Ryfel Llandrindod - Llandrindod Wells War Memorial.JPG
War memorial Llandrindod Wells 1922 Benjamin Lloyd and Son, sculptors of Rhayader Statue Bronze statue on a granite pedestal & plinth Grade II [27][28]

Llanfair Caereinion

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Llanfair Caereinion War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 1331509.jpg
War memorial St Mary's Church, Llanfair Caereinion Obelisk Stone obelisk and bronze panels 5.8m tall [29]

Machynlleth

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Monument in Machynlleth Cemetery - geograph.org.uk - 522054.jpg
Owen family monument Machynlleth Cemetery Early 20th century Octagonal memorial cross Stone Grade II [30]
Machynlleth War Memorial - geograph.org.uk - 972390.jpg

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War memorial Machynlleth 1924 T. Leonard Williams Monument Granite memorial with bronze plaques & Aberdeen marble columns Grade II Q29487366 Erected by AS Gilliam of Bryson Quarries, Somerset.[31][32]
Cofeb Owain Glyn Dŵr, Machynlleth.jpg
Owain Glyndŵr Memorial Machynlleth 2000 Ieuan Rees Monolith Slate 5m high [33]

Montgomery

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
War Memorial, Montgomery - geograph.org.uk - 1116353.jpg

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Montgomeryshire County War Memorial Town Hill, Montgomery 1923 Unknown Circular column on a square pedestal Portland stone 50 feet high Grade II Q13528924 Monument was repaired and re-dedicated in 2002.[34][35]

New Radnor

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Monument, New Radnor (geograph 2499761).jpg

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Sir George Cornewall Lewis Monument New Radnor 1864 Designed by John Gibbs of Oxford; sculptures by W. Forsyth Eleanor cross Stone and tiles 21m high Grade II* Q17742002 [36][18]
War memorial, New Radnor (geograph 3055215).jpg
War memorial High Street, New Radnor 1918 c. 1918 William G. Storr Barber Statue on pedestal Marble and stone Grade II Q29488044 [37][38][2]

Newtown

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Tomb of Robert Owen (1771-1858) - geograph.org.uk - 661997.jpg
Tomb of Robert Owen Newtown Tomb 1858; Railings 1902 Railings by Alfred Toft Chest tomb with railings Slate tomb with iron railings on a stone plinth Grade II* [39][2]
The Robert Owen memorial, Newtown - geograph.org.uk - 1274671.jpg
Robert Owen Robert Owen Memorial Garden, Newtown Erected 1956 Designed by Gilbert Bayes, completed by W. C. H. King. Statue [40][2]

Rhayader

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Clock Tower, Rhayader (5669567606).jpg

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War memorial Rhayader 1924, rededicated 1948 Benjamin Lloyd, architect, & Mary Ann Lewis Clock tower Portland stone 13m tall Grade II Q29493880 [41][42][43]

Rhos-y-Meirch

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Monument to Sir Richard Green Price - geograph.org.uk - 818019.jpg
Monument to Sir Richard Green-Price 1803–1887 Rhos-y-Meirch between Presteigne and Knighton 1908 Obelisk Granite [44][18]

Talgarth

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Talgarth War Memorial by Aberdare Blog.jpg
War memorial Talgarth 1957 Plaque and two monoliths Bronze plaque, granite monoliths [45][46]

Welshpool

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Powis Castle 2016 054.jpg
Hercules Powis Castle, Welshpool c. 1692 Andries Carpentière Statue Lead [2]
Powis Castle 2016 004.jpg
Fame Powis Castle, Welshpool c. 1705 Andries Carpentière Statue of a winged female on horseback Lead statue on a stone base Grade II* [2][47]
Lead statues on terrace wall, Powis Castle - geograph.org.uk - 331289.jpg
Shepherds and shepherdesses Powis Castle, Welshpool 1705 c. 1705 Studio of John Nost Four statues Lead [2]
Y Trallwng Welshpool 10.JPG
War memorial St Mary's Welshpool 1923 Pillar cross & wall with plaques Stone [48]

Ystradgynlais

Image Title / subject Location and
coordinates
Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Wikidata Notes
Ystradgynlais War Memorial, January 2020.jpg
War memorial Gorsedd Park, Ystradgynlais 1970s c. 1970s Memorial Stone Re-landscaped and additional plaques added in 2016.[49]
Gorsedd Stones in Ystradgynlais - geograph.org.uk - 4975242.jpg
Gorsedd stones Gorsedd Park, Ystradgynlais 1954 Stone circle Stone Erected to mark the 1954 National Eisteddfod of Wales
Remembering the Miners, Diamond Park, Ystradgynlais, Wales.jpg
Remembering the Miners Diamond Park, Ystradgynlais 2014 Sculpture Stone and slate Situated on the site of a former colliery.[50]

References

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