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Latitude: 51.5898 / 51°35'23"N
Longitude: -3.1959 / 3°11'45"W
OS Eastings: 317248
OS Northings: 188557
OS Grid: ST172885
Mapcode National: GBR HX.C2TK
Mapcode Global: VH6DT.K9BM
Entry Name: War Memorial
Listing Date: 8 February 1999
Last Amended: 8 February 1999
Source ID: 21310
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: In a prominent location fronting the S side of the road, in the garden of the community council offices.
Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen (Bedwas, Tretomos a Machen)
Community: Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen
Built-Up Area: Caerphilly
Traditional County: Monmouthshire
War memorial commemorating those who fell in the Great War (1914-18), with an addition to those who died in World War II (1939-45). The terracotta offices of Bedwas and Machen Urban District Council, located behind the memorial, were constructed in 1914.
Tapering marble monolith of rectangular section. Polished front face, with rough sides and rear. Corbelled cap stone. Positioned on a 3-tier base, in front of which is an added memorial in the form of an open book.
At the top of the front face of the pillar is an inscription reading 'Erected / in the proud memory of the men of / Bedwas & Trethomas / who gave their lives in the Great War / 1914'. At the 4 corners of this inscription are small square recesses, each bearing a circle and an entwined cross in relief. Two incised vertical lines incorporate the inner sides of the recesses. Below is the list of men who fell. The book commemorates those who fell in WWII, those from Bedwas on the L page, and those from Trethomas on the R.
Listed as a war memorial of historic interest, prominently sited in front of the council offices.
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