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South African War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Carmarthen, Carmarthenshire

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Latitude: 51.8563 / 51°51'22"N

Longitude: -4.3074 / 4°18'26"W

OS Eastings: 241192

OS Northings: 220038

OS Grid: SN411200

Mapcode National: GBR DG.T86T

Mapcode Global: VH3LH.9L6V

Entry Name: South African War Memorial

Listing Date: 19 May 1981

Last Amended: 28 November 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 9451

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated in centre of Guildhall Square.

County: Carmarthenshire

Community: Carmarthen (Caerfyrddin)

Community: Carmarthen

Locality: Guildhall Square

Built-Up Area: Carmarthen

Traditional County: Carmarthenshire

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Boer War memorial, 1905-6, to designs by E V Collier (the pedestal) and W D Jenkins, architects. W Lewis & Sons, monumental sculptors may have carved the statue. Unveiled by Major-General MacKinnon 27/4/1906.


White marble standing figure of a soldier on tall Forest sandstone and red Aberdeen granite pedestal. Pedestal has chamfered plinth with diagonal wings carrying large scrolled buttresses to sandstone base with cornice over. Pink unpolished granite pilasters with sandstone capitals and deep cornice frame polished red granite plaque inscribed: "To the honoured memory of her sons who died during the war in South Africa, 1899- 1902, Carmarthenshire dedicated this memorial. Gwell Angau na Gwarth". Cornice has pulvinated frieze and modillions. Statue is on red granite plinth and has one foot raised on cannon and sword in one hand.
Around base are sandstone obelisk pillars and iron chains.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a prominent piece of public statuary in the principal square of the town.

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