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Cwmcarn War Memorial and surrounding railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Abercarn, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6349 / 51°38'5"N

Longitude: -3.1276 / 3°7'39"W

OS Eastings: 322058

OS Northings: 193498

OS Grid: ST220934

Mapcode National: GBR J0.8803

Mapcode Global: VH6DN.Q5YJ

Entry Name: Cwmcarn War Memorial and surrounding railings

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20997

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In an octagonal railed enclosure within a public open space, in a residential area E of the main thoroughfare.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Abercarn

Locality: Cwmcarn

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

History

Built to commemorate the dead of Cwmcarn and Pontywaun of the First World War 1914-18 with a plaque added to the fallen of the Second World War 1939-45. A further plaque commemorates those who died in post-War operations.

Exterior

Standing on 3 octagonal steps, a small tapering rectangular pier of ashlar bears inlaid bronze plaques with the names of the dead. On top stands a life-size bronze figure of a soldier in uniform, head bowed, hands resting on his reversed upright rifle. The surrounding octagonal railings have spear finials with ball finials to the stanchions and a single gate with tall spear finial.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for its historic interest and its good cast bronze statue.

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