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Royal Welch Fusiliers Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Acton, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.0489 / 53°2'55"N

Longitude: -2.9914 / 2°59'29"W

OS Eastings: 333636

OS Northings: 350636

OS Grid: SJ336506

Mapcode National: GBR 75.CZVS

Mapcode Global: WH88Z.0MSJ

Entry Name: Royal Welch Fusiliers Memorial

Listing Date: 31 January 1994

Last Amended: 31 January 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 1746

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: At the junction of Bodhyfryd and Chester Road, sited so as to face down Chester Road.

County: Wrexham

Community: Acton

Community: Acton

Locality: Bodhyfryd

Built-Up Area: Wrexham

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

War memorial, erected in 1924, originally at the junction of Regent Street and Grosvenor Road, and moved to its present site after the Second World War. By Sir W. Goscombe John, sculptor. Ashlar pedestal and flanking walls, with bronze figures.

Exterior

Central pedestal surmounted by figures in the C18 and C20 uniforms of the Royal Welch Fusiliers. Inscription commemorating the dead of the First World War on the pedestal, which is flanked by low quadrant walls which carry Second World War inscriptions, and have laurel-band cornice and raking copings. Walls terminate in stepped piers with segmental caps, and low relief emblems. The quadrant walls enclose a cobbled surface raised up steps.

Reasons for Listing

A good example of memorial sculpture, notable for its precise representation of Welch Fusilier Soldiers, in a fine monumental composition.

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