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Guard Rail & Steps at Merthyr Tydfil War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Park (Parc), Merthyr Tydfil

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.7502 / 51°45'0"N

Longitude: -3.3768 / 3°22'36"W

OS Eastings: 305049

OS Northings: 206621

OS Grid: SO050066

Mapcode National: GBR HN.0Z7C

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.F84M

Entry Name: Guard Rail & Steps at Merthyr Tydfil War Memorial

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11456

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Set on terraced hillside above main road junction at Pontmorlais Circus.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Park (Parc)

Community: Town

Locality: Pontmorlais

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

ca 1930. Bronze figures by L S Merrifield, 1931; cast by A B Burton, founder of Thames Ditton.

Exterior

Tall Portland stone niche with moulded arched capping, tapering sides and stepped plinth with flanking pedestals. Central bronze, mythological figure of one of the Three Fates bearing (or measuring) the Web of Life. War trophy to swagged pedestal. To sides are standing figures of a miner and a female carrying a child.

Arrangement of curved flight of steps leads down to ca 1930 bronze guardrail with classical torch motif. Ironwork urns on front wall.

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