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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Borth, Ceredigion

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.4767 / 52°28'36"N

Longitude: -4.0602 / 4°3'36"W

OS Eastings: 260171

OS Northings: 288524

OS Grid: SN601885

Mapcode National: GBR 8S.K4XX

Mapcode Global: VH4F5.K0WP

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 8 December 1997

Last Amended: 8 December 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19155

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Built in a prominent position overlooking Borth, above Craig yr Wylfa to W of Upper Borth.

County: Ceredigion

Town: Borth

Community: Borth (Y Borth)

Community: Borth

Built-Up Area: Borth

Traditional County: Cardiganshire

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History

C20 War Memorial originally built to commemorate 26 men from Borth killed during 1914-18 war. A plaque to 25 men killed 1939-45 added subsequently. Damaged by lightening 1983 and re-erected 1984.

Exterior

Memorial some 6m high of rough-hewn grey stone blocks. Square base of three steps up to main central monument some 1.2m square in plan and some 2m high. This section has slightly projecting top stone course before massive blocks form dome to central pillar of two blocks surmounted by stone cross. This pillar is approximately 0.5m square and some 3m high including the cross.

Main monument has two plaques on NE side, the original slate plaque commemorating the dead of the First World War. Underneath a smaller plaque recording the damage to the memorial caused by a 'thunderbolt' on March 21st 1983 and its subsequent re-erection by public subscription in 1984. A third plaque commemorating the dead of the Second World War is set underneath these on the top two steps of the NE side.

Reasons for Listing

Listed for historic interest and for its prominent position above the town.

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