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Latitude: 51.6349 / 51°38'5"N
Longitude: -3.1276 / 3°7'39"W
OS Eastings: 322058
OS Northings: 193498
OS Grid: ST220934
Mapcode National: GBR J0.8803
Mapcode Global: VH6DN.Q5YJ
Entry Name: Cwmcarn War Memorial and surrounding railings
Listing Date: 17 December 1998
Last Amended: 17 December 1998
Source ID: 20997
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: In an octagonal railed enclosure within a public open space, in a residential area E of the main thoroughfare.
Built-Up Area: Abercarn
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
Built to commemorate the dead of Cwmcarn and Pontywaun of the First World War 1914-18 with a plaque added to the fallen of the Second World War 1939-45. A further plaque commemorates those who died in post-War operations.
Standing on 3 octagonal steps, a small tapering rectangular pier of ashlar bears inlaid bronze plaques with the names of the dead. On top stands a life-size bronze figure of a soldier in uniform, head bowed, hands resting on his reversed upright rifle. The surrounding octagonal railings have spear finials with ball finials to the stanchions and a single gate with tall spear finial.
Listed for its historic interest and its good cast bronze statue.
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