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Welsh Newton and Llanrothal war memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Llanrothal, County of Herefordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.8577 / 51°51'27"N

Longitude: -2.7285 / 2°43'42"W

OS Eastings: 349926

OS Northings: 217925

OS Grid: SO499179

Mapcode National: GBR FK.T3V2

Mapcode Global: VH86M.NKFS

Entry Name: Welsh Newton and Llanrothal war memorial

Listing Date: 10 May 2013

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1414265

Location: Llanrothal, County of Herefordshire, NP25

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Llanrothal

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Welsh Newton and Llanrothal

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Summary

A war memorial, dating from 1920, commemorating the Fallen of both the First and Second World Wars, by Arthur Hall of Monmouth.

Description

A war memorial, dating from 1920, commemorating the Fallen of both the First and Second World Wars, by Arthur Hall of Monmouth.

MATERIALS
The memorial is sculpted from local Buckholt sandstone.

DESCRIPTION
A plain Latin cross, circa 6m high, which has chamfers to the arms, and tapers slightly from the head to the base. It is set directly into the square base, which has depressed fields to two sides. One field is inscribed in black lettering: TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN MEMORY OF THOSE / WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914 – 1918 / THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHIONERS OF / WELSH NEWTON AND LLANROTHAL. / RIP / followed by the names of the three men who were killed. The other field is similarly inscribed IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF THIS / PARISH WHO FELL IN THE WORLD WAR / 1939 – 1945 / followed by the names of the four men who died in that conflict. The base is set on a platform of two steps.

The memorial was cleaned with the help of a grant from the War Memorials Trust in 2010.

This List entry has been amended to add the source for War Memorials Online. This source was not used in the compilation of this List entry but is added here as a guide for further reading, 19 January 2017.

History

In 1919, having received £50 back from a £120 contribution made to a Red Cross Hospital during the First World War, the neighbouring parishes of Welsh Newton and Llanrothal debated how they would use the funds to create a memorial to the men of the parishes who had lost their lives in the conflict. It was resolved that the two villages would share a memorial, and the first proposal was for a parish room as a memorial. In the event, however, a memorial cross was raised, sited at the roadside in Welsh Newton, on land given by Mr T Jones of Newton Farm. The war memorial, which was made by Arthur Hall, sculptor and monumental mason of Monmouth from local Buckholt stone, was unveiled in a ceremony on 12 November 1920. The names of those who died in the Second World War were added to the memorial after the end of the conflict.

Reasons for Listing

The war memorial for Welsh Newton and Llanrothal is listed at Grade II, for the following principal reasons:
* Historic interest: as an eloquent witness to the tragic impact of world events on this community;
* Architectural interest: for the design and craftsmanship of this sombre and dignified memorial.

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