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The War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Pontardulais, Swansea

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7155 / 51°42'55"N

Longitude: -4.0434 / 4°2'36"W

OS Eastings: 258934

OS Northings: 203841

OS Grid: SN589038

Mapcode National: GBR GW.63KQ

Mapcode Global: VH4JV.V4TQ

Entry Name: The War Memorial

Listing Date: 19 May 2003

Last Amended: 19 May 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 81147

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated to the centre of a small railed enclosure between the river and St Michael's Church, to the N of St Teilo's Street.

County: Swansea

Town: Swansea

Community: Pontardulais

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

War memorial, C20, to dead of First and Second World Wars.

Exterior

War memorial, sqaure section, pink marble with white marble panels with plinth, steps and statue to apex. Base has 4 steps in rock-faced pink marble with similar plinth. Shouldered step to base in smooth marble. Main section has smooth pink marble corner pilasters with wider bases and caps with raised squared vertical banding. White marble panels to sides. S and E sides give names of those fallen in war in aluminium lettering. Two tier shorter upper section has similar corner pilasters in pink marble and white marble panels. Inscriptions to S and E sides - ''The Only Hope of Peace 1914 - 1918'' to S, ''Unig Gobaith Hedd 1939 - 1945'' to E. ''At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them'' in Welsh to S and English to E. Top section supported on corbelled cornice, similar style but slightly smaller. Statue of female figure to apex, bearing upright cross and olive branch.

Reasons for Listing

Included for its special interest as a well-designed local war memorial.

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