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Cenotaph

A Grade II Listed Building in Maesteg, Bridgend

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6096 / 51°36'34"N

Longitude: -3.6574 / 3°39'26"W

OS Eastings: 285324

OS Northings: 191381

OS Grid: SS853913

Mapcode National: GBR H9.9SWB

Mapcode Global: VH5GX.KS9Z

Entry Name: Cenotaph

Listing Date: 14 July 1997

Last Amended: 14 July 1997

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 18497

Building Class: Commemorative

Location: Located in the footpath in front of St David's Church and on the corner of Talbot Street and High Street at the centre of Maesteg.

County: Bridgend

Town: Maesteg

Community: Maesteg

Community: Maesteg

Built-Up Area: Maesteg

Traditional County: Glamorgan

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History

Originally erected to commemorate Maesteg's dead of the First World War, the inscription extended to cover the Second World War, and a further inscription added for the Falklands War 1982. The sculpture is signed by L F Roslyn 1926, and was cast by E J Palenti & Co of London.

Exterior

Built of white flecked granite. A tall rectangular base erected over 2 steps and plinth with a stepped upper stage carrying a bronze sculpture of two infantrymen, one advancing with bayonet fixed and stepping over his fallen comrade. Inscribed on the base: AT GOF UWCH ANGOF. A bronze leaf motif is applied to all sides of the plinth.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a well-proportioned and handsome war memorial in a conspicous position, and one of the elements in the group of listed buildings in the centre of Maesteg.

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