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War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Llantwit Major, Vale of Glamorgan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4083 / 51°24'29"N

Longitude: -3.4865 / 3°29'11"W

OS Eastings: 296705

OS Northings: 168746

OS Grid: SS967687

Mapcode National: GBR HJ.QFQP

Mapcode Global: VH5HZ.JV5R

Entry Name: War Memorial

Listing Date: 10 September 1982

Last Amended: 16 December 2004

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13278

Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary

Location: In the centre of Llantwit Major.

County: Vale of Glamorgan

Town: Bridgend

Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)

Community: Llantwit Major

Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

War memorial of 1921 designed by E Thomas, on a medieval base. C18 repairs to stone base; major restoration of base of 1921. The Memorial was dedicated on October 1st 1921.

Exterior

War memorial in the form of a Celtic Cross on a repaired base of four square steps of stone, diminishing upwards in height. The top step carries a modern iron railing. Cross base with bronze plaque inscribed with the names of the fallen of WWI. In front of the cross is a marble Book of Honour inscribed with the names of the fallen of WWII. The shaft of the cross diminishes and is covered in interlace decoration and carries a wheel-head also with interlace as well as a central boss. The design may have been inspired by the Samson Cross in the West Church (qv) but has nothing of its quality of design and finish.

Reasons for Listing

Interest for its special historic interest and for its group value in the centre of Llantwit Major.

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