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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
Source ID: 13278
Building Class: Religious, Ritual and Funerary
Location: In the centre of Llantwit Major.
County: Vale of Glamorgan
Community: Llantwit Major (Llanilltud Fawr)
Community: Llantwit Major
Built-Up Area: Llantwit Major
Traditional County: Glamorgan
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.
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.
Interest for its special historic interest and for its group value in the centre of Llantwit Major.
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