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War Memorial at Bedwellty Park

A Grade II Listed Building in Tredegar, Blaenau Gwent

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.769 / 51°46'8"N

Longitude: -3.2418 / 3°14'30"W

OS Eastings: 314405

OS Northings: 208541

OS Grid: SO144085

Mapcode National: GBR YW.ZNJ9

Mapcode Global: VH6CT.RSJR

Entry Name: War Memorial at Bedwellty Park

Listing Date: 14 October 1999

Last Amended: 14 October 1999

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 22488

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Bedwellty Park is located on the S side of Tredegar town centre. The War Memorial stands near the eastern boundary of the park, facing The Promenade.

County: Blaenau Gwent

Community: Tredegar

Community: Tredegar

Built-Up Area: Tredegar

Traditional County: Monmouthshire

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History

Erected c. 1920 as a First World War Memorial. The bronze figure was sculpted by N.A. Trent of the Morris Art Foundry, London. Bedwellty House was presented, along with its grounds, to the people of Tredegar by the Morgan family of Tredegar House in 1901, for recreational purposes.

Exterior

The memorial stands on a small raised square enclosure with ashlar kerb. The structure faces E towards the road, fronted by a flight of ashlar steps. Tall tapering ashlar pedestal, the centre broken forward for bronze figure of a fully kitted soldier, standing against a tall plain Celtic Cross with wheel-head. Soldier depicted presenting arms; signed ‘N.A. Trent, London. Cast by the Morris Art Foundry, London. Inscription on plinth below reads: ‘To the Glory of God and the immortal memory of the men of Tredegar who fell in the Great War 1914-1918. They died that we might live’ Later inscription below ‘Also World War 1939-1945’.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as an impressively designed war memorial in attractive parkland setting.

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