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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Waunfawr, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.111 / 53°6'39"N

Longitude: -4.2057 / 4°12'20"W

OS Eastings: 252457

OS Northings: 359368

OS Grid: SH524593

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.84TB

Mapcode Global: WH54S.C2JB

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 21 July 1999

Last Amended: 21 July 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22034

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated on the north-east side of the main road (A 4085) running through Waunfawr a little to the south-east of the T-junction with the road leading to the village school.

County: Gwynedd

Community: Waunfawr

Community: Waunfawr

Built-Up Area: Waunfawr

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

Built in the 1920s to commemorate the men of Waunfawr who fought and died in the First World War.

Exterior

Ashlar obelisk standing on square stone plinth with flight of 7 steps to front, the whole on a paved base with a low wall and iron gates and railings to front. The obelisk itself is of rectangular section with moulded plinth and shallow pyramidal top surmounted by a cross and flanking mortar shells. Immediately below the cross are the usual metal poppy wreath surmounted by 2 demi-figures of service men and below again the inscription "EV/ HABERTH/ UCHAF/ YN Y/ RHYFEL/ MAWR/ MCMXIV". The names of the fallen are commemorated on a rectangular brass plate set in a pedimented panel to the obelisk's plinth, with below a smaller plate to those who died in the Second World War.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-designed First World War Memorial occupying a prominent position in the village street scene.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Cae Glas
    Former farmhouse and farm buildings occupying a prominent roadside position in a roughly rectangular
  • II Ty-Hen
    Situated on the north-east side of the main road (A 4085) running through Waunfawr; attached to back
  • II Pont Cyrnant (partly in Betws Garmon community)
    Located on the A 4085 at the southern end of Waenfawr where it crosses the Afon Gwyrfai, which here
  • II Pont Cyrnant (partly in Waunfawr Community)
    Located on the A 4085 at the southern end of Waunfawr where it crosses the Afon Gwyrfai, which here
  • II Llys Awel
    Situated just below the road with a rubble-walled footpath running in front of the building.
  • II Tegannedd, Ty Capel and Sunday School/Vestry
    Situated adjacent to Capel Croesywaun on the main road running through the settlement; fleur-de-lys
  • II Capel Croesywaun
    Located on the main road running through Croesywaun with the Sunday School/Vestry adjacent; narrow f
  • II Milestone
    Located on the east side of the A 4085 approximately 300m south of Pont Cyrnant; set within a low ru

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