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Memorial Clock

A Grade II Listed Building in Abercynon, Rhondda Cynon Taff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6462 / 51°38'46"N

Longitude: -3.3284 / 3°19'42"W

OS Eastings: 308183

OS Northings: 194989

OS Grid: ST081949

Mapcode National: GBR HQ.7KJ0

Mapcode Global: VH6DC.8W8F

Entry Name: Memorial Clock

Listing Date: 12 December 2002

Last Amended: 12 December 2002

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 80761

Location: In the town centre, facing down Walter Street, at the centre of the street grid; in a recess formed by the railings fronting the Infants School onto which it backs.

County: Rhondda Cynon Taff

Community: Abercynon

Community: Abercynon

Built-Up Area: Abercynon

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Erected 1922 to commemorate the dead of the First World War 1914-1918. Plaques listing names from the Second World War added 1946.

Exterior

Town clock and war memorial. Built of cream limestone with metal fittings. A tower with a domed roof, detached fluted corner columns beside the panels, a clock in each face, standing on a rusticated plinth, on two steps. The column capitals have small paterae and the entablature above has a pierced motif to the frieze and billet moulding to the cornice. Each clock face has Roman numerals, is surrounded by a wreath and set at the top of a panel with raised moulded borders. The main incised inscription faces the town with added metal plates recording the dead of the Second World War. On top is a weathervane and at corners metal torches, two of which retain their flame-shaped glass shades. At rear is a doorway giving access to the clock.

Reasons for Listing

Listed as a war memorial of definite quality and character in a prominent town position.

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