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War Memorial Gates

A Grade II Listed Building in Corwen, Denbighshire

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Latitude: 52.9821 / 52°58'55"N

Longitude: -3.3736 / 3°22'25"W

OS Eastings: 307874

OS Northings: 343629

OS Grid: SJ078436

Mapcode National: GBR 6P.J30X

Mapcode Global: WH781.49SQ

Plus Code: 9C4RXJJG+RH

Entry Name: War Memorial Gates

Listing Date: 1 February 1995

Last Amended: 1 February 1995

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 15536

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Entrance gates to the recreation ground, facing down Lon Las.

County: Denbighshire

Community: Corwen

Community: Corwen

Built-Up Area: Corwen

Traditional County: Merionethshire

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Erected as a memorial to the dead of the First World War, with supplementary panels recording the dead of the Second World War and subsequent conflicts.


Cast iron, the paired main gates are flanked by hollow piers, and there are flat piers to either side of the footgates. Quadrant railings to either side. The gates and piers are enriched with scroll-work decoration, and are surmounted by ornate scrolled finials. The main gates and footgates have ornate lock bars and scrolled arched heads. There are simplified scroll-work panels strengthening the flanking quadrant railings. The memorial panels are attached to the main piers, with the later panels added to the gates themselves.

Reasons for Listing

An unusual town war memorial, and a good example of decorative cast iron work.

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