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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.