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Latitude: 51.4983 / 51°29'53"N
Longitude: -3.1842 / 3°11'3"W
OS Eastings: 317895
OS Northings: 178373
OS Grid: ST178783
Mapcode National: GBR KGD.ZV
Mapcode Global: VH6F6.RLJR
Entry Name: Welch Regimental War Memorial at Maindy Barracks
Listing Date: 19 May 1975
Last Amended: 22 October 2001
Source ID: 13828
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: On the N side of the entrance drive to Maindy Barracks enclosed by railings.
Built-Up Area: Cardiff
Traditional County: Glamorgan
A First World War memorial designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, Principal Architect to the War Graves Commission, and erected in 1924 to commemorate the 1st and 2nd battalions of the Welch Regiment. The design follows Lutyens' Cenotaph at Whitehall, London.
A Portland stone cenotaph-type memorial on a broad stepped plinth and square base. A 3-stage pylon is stepped alternately on the N-S and E-W axes. The N and S faces have English and Welsh inscriptions with roll call of the 1914-18 war in the middle stage, and roll call of the 1939-45 war on the E face, while the upper stage has wreaths carved in high relief against the E and W faces. The lower stage has regimental badges in relief and an added Korean War inscription to the E face.
Listed as a well-designed First World War memorial in a prominent location, and for group value with associated listed items at Maindy Barracks.
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