Memorial details

Memorial type
Cross
District
Meirionnydd
Town
Corris, Machynlleth
County
Gwynedd
Country
Wales
Commemoration
Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
Maker
SIR WILLIAM GOSCOMBE JOHN RA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9th September 1905
    Attended by: Local Clergy/Dignitaries
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
65759

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Current location

On a triangular piece of land on the east side of the A487 leading to Cader Idris
where the road turns W to climb to Corris Uchaf.
8 Bridge Street
Corris
Machynlleth
Meirionnydd
Gwynedd
SY20 9SH
Wales

OS Grid Ref: SH 75424 07778
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Tall decorative pink granite Celtic style cross, the front panels chequered top and bottom, 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, on the 12 o'clock face, is a bronze portrait roundel with embossed bust. The memorial is set on a rough stone support and is enclosed by iron railings.
Inscription
12 o'clock face: 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./ Portrait Roundel: ALFRED WILLIAM HUGHES MAGISTER DILECTUS/ PRO/ PATRIA MORTUUS/ MDCCCC/ 6 o'clock face: ER COF AM/ ALFRED W. HUGHES F.R.C.S./ ATHRAW DIFYNIAETH YN NGHOLEG Y BRENHIN LLUNDAIN./ CYCHWYNODD EI YRFA RHWNG Y BRYNIAU HYN,/ A BU FARW O CLEFYD AFAELODD YNDDO YN/ RHYFEL DE AFFRICA TRA YN AROLYGU YN/ YSPYTTY CYMREIG/ YR HWN A GYNLLUNIWYD AC A DREFNWYD GANNDO./ GANWYD NY FRONWEN CORRIS GORAF 31AIN 1861/ BU FARW TACH. 3YDD 1900./ CODWYD TRWY DANYSGRIFIADAU CYHOEDDUS./(Welsh inscription translates the main English inscription.)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Boer War; Second (1899-1902)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Cross
    Measurements: height c.3660mm
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite - Pink
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Brick, Granite - Pink
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Condition
History
Surface condition, Biological growth, metallic staining. Structural condition: Cracks, splits, breaks, holes. No Vandalism Listed Grade II, 12th June 1999
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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