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Abercarn War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Abercarn, Caerphilly

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Latitude: 51.6479 / 51°38'52"N

Longitude: -3.1344 / 3°8'3"W

OS Eastings: 321607

OS Northings: 194950

OS Grid: ST216949

Mapcode National: GBR J0.7D8T

Mapcode Global: VH6DG.MVB3

Entry Name: Abercarn War Memorial

Listing Date: 17 December 1998

Last Amended: 17 December 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20996

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In the centre of Abercarn Village, just E of the main thoroughfare, within a rectangular enclosed, part paved, public garden.

County: Caerphilly

Community: Abercarn

Community: Abercarn

Built-Up Area: Abercarn

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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A cenotaph to the dead of Abercarn of the First World War 1914-18 with a plaque added to commemorate those fallen in the Second World War 1939-45. The site is the former Market Square, the historic centre of the village.


Cenotaph of white stone stands on a base of 3 granite steps. Two-tier plinth and base with bronze plaque in a decorative frame. Above is the tapering pier with bronze wreath and Welsh inscription terminating in a cornice moulding. On top stands a bronze female figure in flowing drapery carrying a wreath and blowing a trumpet. At base to rear the added plaque.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a prominent war memorial of historic interest.

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