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Cenotaph including surrounding walls

A Grade II Listed Building in Brynmill, Swansea, Swansea

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Latitude: 51.6107 / 51°36'38"N

Longitude: -3.9691 / 3°58'8"W

OS Eastings: 263750

OS Northings: 192045

OS Grid: SS637920

Mapcode National: GBR WN0.BV

Mapcode Global: VH4K9.5S23

Plus Code: 9C3RJ26J+79

Entry Name: Cenotaph including surrounding walls

Listing Date: 25 July 1994

Last Amended: 25 July 1994

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 14596

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: On elevated site overlooking Swansea Bay on Esplanade, opposite recreation ground.

County: Swansea

Community: Uplands

Community: Uplands

Built-Up Area: Swansea

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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War memorial after Lutyens’ Whitehall cenotaph; by Ernest E Morgan, borough architect of Swansea. Foundation stone laid 1 July 1922 by Field Marshall Earl Haig, unveiled 21 July 1923 by Sir F C Doveton Sturdee, Admiral of the Fleet.


On stepped base, central Portland stone cenotaph has stylised tomb-chest, bronze low relief wreaths to narrow sides with dates (1914-1918’ and ‘1939-1945’; broad sides have (facing sea) bronze relief of anchor in wreath, and (to land) Swansea arms below which is inscription ‘Pro Deo Rege et Patria’. Cenotaph precinct surrounded by octagonal wall with four entrances, outer faces of wall in grey stone (with flower beds) inner faces, copings and entrance piers in Portland stone. Entrance piers have fasces to angles and curved buttresses to outer faces; steps down to paved precinct floor. Inner faces of wall bear bronze plaques with names of fallen, and stones recording foundation and unveiling.

Reasons for Listing

Fine example of monument type in prominent position.

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