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The War Memorial and surrounding wall.

A Grade II Listed Building in Bethesda, Gwynedd

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1795 / 53°10'46"N

Longitude: -4.06 / 4°3'35"W

OS Eastings: 262428

OS Northings: 366687

OS Grid: SH624666

Mapcode National: GBR 5S.3Q8C

Mapcode Global: WH54G.LBWX

Entry Name: The War Memorial and surrounding wall.

Listing Date: 25 April 1997

Last Amended: 25 April 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18386

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Situated in centre of Bethesda facing over A 5 and backing onto gardens in front of Capel Jerusalem.

County: Gwynedd

Town: Bangor

Community: Bethesda

Community: Bethesda

Built-Up Area: Bethesda

Traditional County: Caernarfonshire

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History

1923 War Memorial to dead of First World War with additions made to commemorate dead of Second World War.

Exterior

Formal classical layout of tall pylon-type main memorial with diagonally-set pedestal each side linked to main memorial by curving dwarf walls, the whole set on a low oval platform with two steps to front. Surrounding semi-circular low rubble walls terminated by rubble pedestals with thin ashlar obelisks. Tooled grey limestone main features. Pylon is rectangular in plan, the base with three inset plaques with names to front and rear and one each end, 92 names in all. Main shaft is tall with rebated angles, the rebated end with coved plinths. Front has inset plaque and upper carved swag, sides have carved wreaths. Moulded cornice with rebated angles and high blocking course. Flanking pedestals have plinths, moulded cornices and inset panels with names to outward-facing panel and central wreath with 1939 above and 1945 below on inward-facing end. Semi-circular wall has rough rubble coping, end piers have square chamfered ashlar caps, square bases to obelisks and obelisks are diagonally-set.

Reasons for Listing

A well-handled formal classical design at the centre of the town.

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