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Statue of Major-General Sir William Nott, Carmarthen-born general in the Afghan War, distinguished in the 1842 defence of Kandahar and retreat from Kabul. Nott returned ill in 1844 and died in 1845. The commission was given to Edward Davis (1813-78) Carmarthen-born sculptor, after a competition in 1848, and the statue was made in 1849 of bronze from guns captured at the battle of Maharajpur and given by the East India Company. Erected in 1851 on a pedestal designed by J.L. Collard.

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