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Llandaff War Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Llandaff, Cardiff

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4957 / 51°29'44"N

Longitude: -3.2194 / 3°13'9"W

OS Eastings: 315447

OS Northings: 178122

OS Grid: ST154781

Mapcode National: GBR K7F.3S

Mapcode Global: VH6F6.4NXR

Entry Name: Llandaff War Memorial

Listing Date: 19 May 1975

Last Amended: 30 June 2003

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 13703

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: In the centre of the north end of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.

County: Cardiff

Town: Cardiff

Community: Llandaff (Llandaf)

Community: Llandaff

Built-Up Area: Cardiff

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

1924. W Goscombe John RA, sculptor with the plinths designed by J P Grant.

Exterior

Three standing bronze figures on three separate granite plinths, two soldiers with a female figure in the centre. The female figure who symbolises Llandaff is clothed in Celtic dress; right forearm raised and left arm encased in a shield; base of statue ornamented with Celtic scroll pattern. Standing figure of a young soldier in undress to left hand;; rifle on left shoulder; left leg extended. Standing figure of soldier/cadet to right hand; right leg bent at knee and extended slighlty forward; right hand holding a rifle with butt of rifle on ground. Centre plinth inscribed ''Llandaff remembers her own sons and those of the Cathedral School who gave their lives in the Great War and in the Second World War - Son sibi sed patriae''.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a fine war memorial by William Goscombe John and for its group value with the other listed buildings around The Cathedral Green.

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Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Garden Wall of Pendinas
    Running along the street frontage of Pendinas at the north-west end of The Cathedral Green.
  • II Garden Wall of The Deanery
    Surrounding the garden of The Deanery on the north-east side of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.
  • II Garden Wall along the street front of Nos. 27 - 30 (consec)
    Running along the street frontage at the north-west corner of The Cathedral Green.and forming a part of the setting of all the listed buildings there.
  • II Pendinas
    At the north-west end of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.
  • II The Dean's Steps
    On the north-east side of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.
  • II The Deanery
    On the north-east side of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.
  • II Cathedral Court (Nos. 1-5 consec)
    At the north-west end of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.
  • II Garden Wall and Gatepiers of Cathedral Court
    At the north-west end of The Cathedral Green and part of the important group of buildings surrounding it.

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