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Latitude: 51.4845 / 51°29'4"N
Longitude: -3.1791 / 3°10'44"W
OS Eastings: 318222
OS Northings: 176831
OS Grid: ST182768
Mapcode National: GBR KJK.3T
Mapcode Global: VH6F6.VY6C
Entry Name: South African War Memorial
Listing Date: 25 January 1966
Last Amended: 30 April 1999
Source ID: 13745
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: At S end of Avenue, between City Hall and the Law Courts.
Traditional County: Glamorgan
By Albert Toft, sculptor. Unveiled 20 November 1909, by General Sir John French. Memorial to "Welshmen who died in South Africa, 1900-1902.". Seated figures to sides derived from Michelangelo.
Memorial consisting of bronze figures on a tall Portland Stone plinth on square base of granite steps with, at each corner, on plinth, metal lampstand with glass globe. Standing windblown winged figure of Peace bearing a olive tree (dove vandalised 1993). Seated male figure (Warfare) on south-west side, right hand grasping a short sword and left upper arm resting against a shield. Seated female figure (Grief) on north-east side with left arm resting on a shield and left hand holding a wreath. Inscription to S side of plinth.
Graded II* as important National Memorial by prominent sculptor, on key site between two Grade I buildings. Group value.
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