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Boer War Memorial & Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Town (Y Dref), Merthyr Tydfil

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Latitude: 51.7478 / 51°44'52"N

Longitude: -3.3738 / 3°22'25"W

OS Eastings: 305251

OS Northings: 206352

OS Grid: SO052063

Mapcode National: GBR HP.102N

Mapcode Global: VH6CY.GBRG

Entry Name: Boer War Memorial & Railings

Listing Date: 13 January 1988

Last Amended: 13 January 1988

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 11469

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Set away from road on a modelled, grassy hillside overlooking the town centre; recreation ground to N.

County: Merthyr Tydfil

Community: Town (Y Dref)

Community: Town

Built-Up Area: Merthyr Tydfil

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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Unveiled Sept 1904 by Lord Windor. "A Tribute to the memory of Merthyr Men who died in the South African War 1899-1902". Prepared in Aberdeen from designs by Washington Morgan sculptor (inscription on plinth).


Tall, granite obelisk with inscribed polished granite inscriptions on tapered sides. Carved wreath to W face, moulded cornice and plinth to pedestal, stepped base.

Square, railed enclosure with spears to sinuous wrought-iron Art Nouveau panels; dwarf stonework walls.

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  • II Primrose Hill
    Detached house at top end of Church Street where the road turns at right-angles into Bryntirion Road.
  • II Merthyr Christian Centre
    On an elevated site against the hillside with gabled front closing the view up Church Street.
  • II Bryn Heulog
    High above road behind walled garden.
  • II Sunny Bank
    High above road behind walled garden.
  • II St Tydfil's Hospital: Entrance Block (Centre Part Only)
    Set to rear of railed forecourt with drive leading diagonally to plain opening in right-hand range. Union Place approaches on left.
  • II Statue & Plinth to Sir W.T. Lewis
    To left hand side of entrance forecourt at St Tydfil’s Hospital. Relocated from original site outside the General Hospital, Penydarren Road.
  • II Springfield Villa
    Uphill from Rectory and reached by a diagonal roadway from Bryntirion Road near Sandbrook House. Detached in walled garden.
  • II Newton House
    Pair of terraced houses stepped in slope towards Church Street.

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