We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content, to analyse our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing Stay in Wales, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.Accept cookies Change preferences

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
Pictures near here

New Radnor pictures

Brecon Beacons pictures

All Wales pictures

Highbrook Farm Cottages
  • Self Catering Accommodation
  • Sleeps 15, 3 bedrooms
  • £150 to £500 per night
  • Woodburner
  • Wifi
  • No pets