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At the southern entrance to the Mid Wales village of New Radnor stands this unusual 21 metre high carved stone monument. It was erected in 1864 in memory of Sir George Cornewall Lewis, a barrister and politician who lived at Harpton Court, an imposing mansion a mile from New Radnor. Cornewall Lewis was MP for Hereford from 1847 to 1852, and for the Radnor Boroughs from 1855 to 1863, and served as Chancellor of the Exchequer, Home Secretary and Secretary of State for War in Lord Palmerston's government. The monument was designed by Oxfordian John Gibbs who also designed Banbury Cross, with figure sculptures by William Forsyth.

Cornewall Lewis memorial
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