College Road - Ffordd Y Coleg (Bangor University, Main Arts Building, Tower)
Four historical figures from North Wales
Four sandstone statues in niches at the four sides of the tower of the Main Arts Building of Bangor Univeristy.
NW: St David, (c. 500-589), Welsh Bishop during the 6th century; patron saint of Wales
NE: Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd (c. 1100 - 1170), King of Gwynedd, 1137-1170, and the first to be known as Prince of Wales
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
SW: Owain Glyndŵr (c. 1354 or 1359 - c. 1416), Welsh ruler and the last native Welsh person to hold the title Prince of Wales
Owain Gwynedd ap Gruffydd
Llywelyn ap Gruffydd
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?
Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Sources & Information
The Magazine of the University College of North Wales, March 1911 (PDF on-line).