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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Nott's Monument

Summary

Type Statue

     Full-length bronze statue of General Nott in military uniform with full-length draped mantle falling from shoulders. Right leg taut and inclined backwards. Left leg inclined forward and slightly bent at knee. Right hand on hip, left hand holding helm of a sword with its tip touching the base.
     The bronze statue was cast from cannon captured at the battle of Maharajpur and was presented by the East India Company. Queen Victoria gave 200 guineas to the memorial fund. The statue occupies the site of the market cross which was dismantled when the market was resited and Nott Square created in 1846.
     General Sir William Nott (1782-1845) was the son of Charles Nott, proprietor of a local inn. Nott enrolled in the Carmarthen volunteer corps and thence to the East India Company. After a distinguished military career in India and Afghanistan he retired to Carmarthen and died in January 1845.

Inscriptions

Upraised bronze letters on front face of pedestal: NOTT / BORN 20th JANUARY, 1782 / DIED 1st JANUARY, 1845.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Davis, Edward Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze 213cm high approx
Pedestal Granite 244cm high approx

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
CARMARTH009 AH
General condition Good
Surface condition
  • Bird guano
  • Biological growth
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
Structural condition
  • Other
Vandalism
  • None
Road Nott Square
Precise location In centre of square enclosed by iron railings
A-Z ref None
OS ref SN413199
Date of design 1850-1851
Year of unveiling 1851
Unveiling details None
Commissioned by Local memorial subscription fund
Duty of care Carmarthenshire County Council
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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