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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Gelligaer, Caerphilly

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6361 / 51°38'9"N

Longitude: -3.2355 / 3°14'7"W

OS Eastings: 314592

OS Northings: 193752

OS Grid: ST145937

Mapcode National: GBR HV.84W3

Mapcode Global: VH6DL.V4WM

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 14 July 2017

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 87739

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Just off Caerphilly Road in a square to the north of Ysbyty Ystrad Fawr, approx. 50m W of the Old Fire Station (rec no 13569).

County: Caerphilly

Community: Gelligaer

Community: Gelligaer

Locality: Ystrad Mynach

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Erected 1927 to commemorate those killed from Ystrad Mynach and Hengoed during World War I. Later altered with the names of men killed in WWII. Originally located approx. 250m north near to the junction of the A472-Caerphilly Road-The Bridge, relocated to its present location with the construction of the roundabout at this junction.

Exterior

War Memorial in Portland Stone, reduced Cenotaph style with 2-stage plinth and 2 stepped concrete base. Set in the centre of a small paved area with flagpoles at E and W.
S face with wreath ‘PRO PATRIA’ above, and below ‘IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THOSE FROM YSTRAD MYNACH AND HENGOED WHO MADE THE SUPREME SACRIFICE IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918 YN ANGHOF NI CHANT FOD’. Added to the base ‘ TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE WHO FELL IN THE WAR 1939-45’. Names listed on the E and W faces.

Reasons for Listing

Included, notwithstanding its relocation, for its special architectural interest as a well preserved war memorial displaying fine craftsmanship. Important for its historical value as a visible reminder of the sacrifice of a community during the major wars of the C20.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Old Fire Station
    Originally situated off Park Road but now resited in grounds of Caerphilly County Borough Council of
  • II Church of Holy Trinity
    A472 skirts the W side of Ystrad centre; church is set back from the road on a knoll within a very
  • II Ystrad Mynach South Signal Box
    To the south of Ystrad Mynach station on the west side of the tracks off a rough lane from Twyn Road
  • II Mill Forge
    On the southern border of Ystrad Mynach, on the W bank of Rhymney River, fronting the thoroughfare.
  • II The Old Mill
    Set slightly back from the main thoroughfare and on the opposite side of Nant Llanbradach from the F
  • II* Tabor United Reformed Church
    On prominent site fronting Tabor Road with North Avenue to the rear.
  • II Footbridge at Hengoed Station
    At Hengoed Station.
  • II* The Woollen Mill
    Backing onto the River Rhymney beneath the Hengoed railway viaduct. Accessed from the driveway to

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