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Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)
Daniel Owen (1836–1895)

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A full figure statue of Daniel Owen in an informal stance wearing a frock coat, hat and holding a book ('Rhys Lewis') with bookmark in the right hand. The statue is on moulded limestone and sandstone pedestal upon a modern, stepped, brick plinth.


bronze, limestone & sandstone


H 183 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 152 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

erected by public subscription

Work type


Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

31st October 1901


at all times

Signature/marks description

incised on rear left of statue base: W. GOSCOMBE JOHN. A.R.A. / SCULPTOR 1901

Inscription description

letters incised and painted black on front of pedestal: DANIEL OWEN / GANWYD HYDREF 20 1836. / BU FARW HYDREF 22 1895. / NID IR DOETH A'R DEALLUS YR / YSGRIFENAIS OND I'R DYN CYFFREDIN; inscription on right hand side of pedestal: DANIEL OWEN / BORN OCTR 20 1836. / DIED OCTR 22 1895. / NOT FOR THE WISE AND LEARNED / HAVE I WRITTEN BUT FOR THE / COMMON PEOPLE.; inscription on rear of pedestal: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION; inscription on left hand side of pedestal: DANIEL OWEN / NATUS A.D. X11I KAL. NOV. / ANNO SALUTIS MDCCCXXXVI. / OBIIT A.D. XI. KAL. NOV. / ANNO SALUTIS MDCCCXCV. / NEQVE SAPIENTIBUS NEQVE ERUDITIS / SED POPULO SCRIPSI.


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Located at

Earle Road, Mold


Located in the courtyard outside Mold Library.