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Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen, Neath Port Talbot

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7931 / 51°47'35"N

Longitude: -3.8833 / 3°52'59"W

OS Eastings: 270213

OS Northings: 212177

OS Grid: SN702121

Mapcode National: GBR Y0.YCD7

Mapcode Global: VH4JK.M6X6

Entry Name: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen War Memorial

Listing Date: 2 August 2002

Last Amended: 2 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 26820

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated on the N side of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen at the junction of Brynamman Road and New Road.

County: Neath Port Talbot

Town: Ammanford

Community: Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen

Locality: Gwaun-cae-gurwen

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

War memorial of c1922 to those of Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen killed in the Great War.

Exterior

War Memorial, granite with bronze statue of infantryman on high pedestal, by W.J. Williams of Brynamman. Over life-size statue with head bowed and hands clasped over reversed rifle. Pedestal has battered sides with inscribed names both of the Great War and of the Second World War, main inscription on left side reads ' O barch ac anrhydedd i ddynion Gawauncaegurwen a'r ardal roddasant eu bywyd yn aberth dros rhyddid eu gwlad yn y Rhyfel Mawr 1914-1919'. Moulded cornice, semi-circle above centre of cornice on each face. Big plinth with coved top moulding, and plain base, the whole on a bottom step of rock-faced stone and in an iron-railed enclosure made by Bayliss, Jones & Bayliss of Wolverhampton.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a prominent sculptural war-memorial.

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