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War memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwalchmai, Isle of Anglesey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2591 / 53°15'32"N

Longitude: -4.4174 / 4°25'2"W

OS Eastings: 238844

OS Northings: 376296

OS Grid: SH388762

Mapcode National: GBR HNG2.P9S

Mapcode Global: WH42S.3BQT

Entry Name: War memorial

Listing Date: 23 September 1998

Last Amended: 23 September 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20515

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Prominently sited in the centre of the village of Gwalchmai; within a railed enclosure slightly set back from the N side of the A5(T) Holyhead Road.

County: Isle of Anglesey

Community: Trewalchmai

Community: Trewalchmai

Locality: Gwalchmai

Built-Up Area: Gwalchmai

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History

Erected in 1926; built by John Griffiths, Monumental Works, Llangefni.

Exterior

Memorial clock tower. Three stages; the lowest is faced with rock-faced limestone masonry (the name of the builder and date of construction incised at the SE corner); the upper stages are ashlar with chamfered angles. Each stage has a moulded cornice, the clock stage with cornice arched over each clock face; the domed cap is surmounted by a plain cross. The second stage of the tower has a rectangular commemorative plaque in the S face to the men of Gwalchmai who fell in the First World War (a shorter plaque added on the E face following the Second World War). The S face carries a wreath in bas-relief set above the memorial plaque ; other faces have narrow, elliptical-headed louvred ventilation slits. Each face of the clock stage has a circular clock face with moulded surround; entry to the workings through a narrow doorway in the rear (N) elevation).

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an ambitiously designed and detailed memorial clock tower which is a prominent feature in the centre of the village.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II* Church of St. Morhaiarn
    Located within an enclosed churchyard, at the end of a single track lane leading off the S side of t
  • II Melin Gwalchmai
    Set back from the SE side of a country road SW of Gwalchmai and c. 600m SW of the church of St. Morh
  • II Ty Capel
    Set back, within grounds enclosed by a rendered rubble wall surmounted by railings, adjacent to Jeru
  • II Jerusalem Chapel
    Set back, within enclosed grounds, to the E side of a country road leading S off the A5(T) in Gwalch
  • II Milestone
    Located to the front of a low rubble field wall, slightly set back from the N side of the A5(T) Holy
  • II Milestone W of Gwalchmai
    Set within a low rubble field wall alongside the N side of the A5(T), W of the village of Gwalchmai
  • II Gwalchmai Tollhouse
    Located at the NE side of the A5(T) Holyhead Road on the approach to the village of Gwalchmai, c. 85
  • II* Church of St Twrog
    In an isolated rural location within an irregularly shaped churchyard along the NW side of a country

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