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War Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9549 / 52°57'17"N

Longitude: -4.0671 / 4°4'1"W

OS Eastings: 261230

OS Northings: 341726

OS Grid: SH612417

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.KVXZ

Mapcode Global: WH55F.HZHK

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 14 May 1998

Last Amended: 14 May 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 19792

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: Prominently sited at the cross-roads in the centre of the village; on a raised platform with semi-circular rubble enclosing walls and iron gates and railings to the road side, terminating in cylindric

County: Gwynedd

Community: Llanfrothen

Community: Llanfrothen

Locality: Garreg

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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History

War memorial. Designed in 1922 by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, architect, to commemorate those of his Plas Brondanw estate and village lost in the First World War; subsequently adapted to incorporate the names of those who also fell in the Second World War, which included his son Lt. Christopher Williams-Ellis of the Welsh Guards.

This building is on the site of Clough's proposed St Brothen's Hall of 1911 which was never executed. He gave the land and paid part of the construction costs.

Exterior

Two-and-a-half storeyed tower of coursed, squared stone; square plan, the walls tapering slightly towards a staged top. Sloped pyramidal stone roof with staged top and applied bronze swags to each face. The tower is surmounted by a flaming urn finial of reconstituted stone. Plain, square-headed openings to each face on 3 levels. Of those to the ground floor, that to the L (SW) contains a standing metal memorial tablet to those lost in the Second World War, whilst that to the R (NE) has a similar tablet commemorating those lost in the Great War.

Reasons for Listing

Graded II* as an unusually striking war memorial by a nationally important architect.

Group value with other listed items in Garreg.

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